We live in a world full of color, light, and shapes. There is sound that stimulates, smells that delight, and flavors that tempt our taste buds. We also have the waves of people that surround us with intentions, stories, interests, struggles, and wins. We have responsibilities, time lines, engagements, challenges and goals. We have home projects, activities planned and family and friends. The question though arises in the deep abyss of our souls: “Is that it?” It is an inward nagging that will never stop. It shows its ugly head as boredom, distraction, or discontentment but always brings us into unresolved longing.

Then there is Jesus! He tells us to walk with him, to be still, refreshed, renewed and to experience his peace. He turns the material world upside down, making it like dust in the wind and challenges our every step to have meaning. He transforms every area of our personal life and calls us to a simpler way. He is healing, organic, natural and pulsating with the very essence of life. He gives purpose and rest for our souls. He gives joy. He is the source to all that is good. He gives us love unending and salvation! His majestic artistry explodes in the canvas of our lives.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me. John 14:6

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