Jesus reminds us that being apart from creation does not absolve him (and by extension us) from a responsibility to it. He demonstrates that responsibility by following through with taking up the cross, dying, and rising again
Accepting the notion that God made us who we are for a divine purpose–even in the times we chafe under our own insecurities about ourselves and our behaviors–and putting the focus on God, rather than us, can bring surprising results.
We want to believe that we can bury our flaws and our faults, our sins and trespasses, so deep they can never be found. When we find out how deeply we are known by the One who loves us, our response may be to flee. It’s often that way.
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