Some friends of ours have a granddaughter who is excited that she is learning to read. She loves to show off her newly acquired skill by reading for the adults in her family. This little girl has learned that when you see an exclamation point, you are supposed to read that line with special enthusiasm. If she doesn’t say it just right, she will go back and read it again with more zeal and excitement.
Sometimes we forget to notice the exclamation points in Scripture. There are many episodes that we read without the enthusiasm they deserve. Perhaps we have heard the stories so many times that it takes a bit of the edge and excitement off of our reading.
It shouldn’t be that way. It doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s start looking at the Scriptures through the eyes of a child and get excited about the amazing things that our God has done. After all, he still is all-powerful, and he promises to continue to do mighty wonders as he interacts with mankind. Isn’t that something to get excited about!?
Let’s make a mental list today of some of the events in the Bible that deserve an exclamation point.