Tonight is a big meteor shower. Little bits of dust and ice and mineral will fly through the atmosphere leaving a stunning show of light and fire for any who look up into a clear night sky.
It's incredible that we as humans, lumpy bits of protein and fat and minerals might look up into the sky and be amazed. Maybe we will take our children out to teach them about the universe.
Or we might sit in our homes built of wood and metal and concrete and watch images and sound flash into little electrical boxes in front of us and find rest.
Or we might jump into our metal and rubber gas-burning machines to go to work to find purpose and provide for our next meals and upkeep of our homes and machines.
My point is this, our lives are extraordinarily... ordinary. Even with all the incredible things around us, we create and strive and push, yet we all live with a nagging sense that "there has to be more." As complex and incredible as our ordinary lives are, we are all missing out... until we turn towards God.
God has embedded this incredible universe, and us, His creation, with hearts and minds that long for him. We are incomplete without a relationship with our Creator; it doesn't matter what we attempt to fill that void with, we remain incomplete without God's supernatural love and power.
I have heard faith described like an onion, that the deeper you dig, the more you know, the next layer you turn over - only reveals more richness and depth and beauty and power.
Our hope for you is simply that you seek God. If you've been a person of faith since you were young, or if you are just starting to pursue God, just look for Him. Get hungry for Him. Know you need Him. Everything rich and good and full of beauty in our lives flows from Him.