Created: We Are Loved

Do you ever notice a sense of longing deep within your being?

We can tell something exists which we desire; we sense we are incomplete without it. My first instinct when I think of myself as needing something, as being incomplete, as having desires and longings, is to think that there must be something not right with me. To need seems like weakness, and weakness is not good. And if something is not right or good, then ultimately it must be a result of my messing up. But actually, God created us with need. We are created with desire, a mysterious hunger for a united inner life and heart, for belonging to God. He designed us this way so we would know how wanted we are by Him. To be a perfect human person is to not be self-sustaining. Our longings for beauty and love exist because we are created in God’s image, for union with God.  We are made for Another, and for others. In love, God designed us to be satisfied when we choose Him.

Genesis 1:27, 31
So God created humans in His own image;
God patterned them after Himself;
male and female He created them.
… And so it was. Then God looked over all He had made, and he saw that it was very good.