We have some beautiful sunsets here in North Carolina. The sun burns a rich red, deep blues fade into orange, and soft whispy clouds dyed shades of pink and purple stretch out across the sky. It's almost as if the sun is putting on a grand finale before the curtain closes on another day. And each time I see new one, I'm reminded of just how small I am.
It's pretty wild to think that the One who has created each and every sunset from the beginning of time is mindful of me. And it's even more incredible to know why.
He isn't mindful of me because of my good works, my love of others, or because I'm mindful of Him. My good works can never earn his affection, any love that I'm able to give originated with Him in the first place, and if I'm honest, I'm more mindful of myself than I am of God. So why would He choose to remember me, pursue me, and care for me? Because His Son paid a large cost for me.
I hope that's an encouragement to you this week as you see this verse (or a gorgeous sunset) and think about the One whose hands fashioned it.
"When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?" Psalm 8:3-4
Each Tuesday I design a new iPhone background with a different verse and share it on the blog. Seeing Scripture several times throughout my day reminds me of truth, strengthens my faith, and helps me me memorize God's Word so I can accurately share it with others. Feel free to download, pin, and share these backgrounds as many times as you would like!