Daily Archives: July 21, 2008

What Causes Goosebumps?

According to Webster’s dictionary, goosebumps are caused by “cold, fear, or sudden excitement”.  What gives you goosebumps?  Do you get them when the underdog of the race soars to victory during the Olympic Games?  Or maybe you get them at the end of the movie, when the background music causes your eyes to well with water, and the protagonist triumphs after a long battle.  It could be you get goosebumps when you sit down and eat the most precious of delicacies…the Chipotle Burrito.

Well, let me just tell you that I have had a summer of goosebumps.  When I see teens step out of their comfort zone and tell someone about Christ for the first time in one of the most diverse cities on the planet.  Or when I walk by a room that is filled with children talking to caring adults about the one decision that will change their lives forever.  When I see my child light up the room with her smile when daddy comes home from work…those bumps on my skin are an indication of sudden joy given to me by the Lord God, and I am thankful for them.