“O God, your ways are holy. Is there any god as mighty as you? You are the God of great wonders! You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations. By your strong arm, you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph” (Psalm 77:13-15, NLT).
In the Disney movie Aladdin, the title character is tricked into descending into a cave to fetch a magic lamp for the evil Grand Vizier, Jafar. In this Cave of Wonders, Aladdin sees piles of treasure but is told not to touch anything or something bad could happen. Of course he does and he becomes trapped in the cave. His only way out is with the help of the magic genie from the lamp. In many ways, the “wonders” of this world are like the treasures in the cave. They seem wonderful, but often trap people in prisons of greed, broken relationships and misery.
God could be compared to a cave of wonders—filled with treasures, deep and somewhat hidden from view. Unlike Aladdin’s mythical cave where touching the treasure could lead to trouble, getting close to God only leads to good things—grace, forgiveness, love, mercy and renewal of the mind, heart and soul. He not only gives us these treasures, he is the treasure, our marvelous God of wonders who fills every need and loves us so much he did everything for us, including giving us the wonder of salvation and eternity with him.