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When I gaze to the skies and meditate on Your creation—on the moon, stars, and all You have made, I can’t help but wonder, “Why are people so important to you? Why do you care so much about sons and daughters of men—specks of dust floating about the cosmos?”—Psalm 8:3-4
This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is the edge of a young, star-forming region in the Carina Nebula, where the tallest peaks in this image are about seven light-years high. —James Webb Space Telescope, October 4, 2022

Our heart’s desire—a longing for something more— is our Creator’s design to lead us back to him. This invitation from a Wholly Other should leave us breathless and awestruck, conscious of our nothingness in contrast to his majesty. However, instead of living in response to wonder, we quickly focus on producing results, calling it “discipleship.” What causes us to seize control and build ‘spiritual projects’ of our lives rather than living authentically in response to wondrous love?


What would it look like to take a next step in opening up to Jesus’ love for you?