Nathan Bingham offers some thoughts on the constant problem of boredom in our world. “We are all adrift in a ship of boredom, floating on a sea of wonders.” He makes a few points:
- Most evident in children, because they come up to us and tell us that they are bored. But it’s a problem we don’t grow out of.
- It’s not only tragic. It’s sinful. And it begets severe ingratitude. The world God has created for us is full of wonder.
- The antidote to boredom is a strong doctrine of creation.
One challenge. Try to look at something “mundane” sideways, in a new way. Learn everything you can about it. Study it. It will surprise you.
For help jolting your mind from the humdrum and helping you put on goggles of wonder, I highly recommend Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl.