Wonder and delight
How well do we recognize God’s delight in us? It’s stronger than the parent’s first encounter with their newborn child. Stronger than pleasure of any kind. The God-given emotion of wonder and delight is from being made in His image. As we encounter disappointments, abuse, or fall into sin this truth of God’s delight is obscured.
If a child brings their creative crayoned image to their parent and then perceive their mom or dad isn’t pleased, then what happens to their sense of delight or even worth? Our true worth is based on God’s perfect delight in us since His love endures forever. However if we too often perceive God’s “disappointment” then what happens to us? Our worth and purpose actually springs from recognizing God’s unchanging delight and wonder. The day Jesus tore down the division between our Father and us restored the balance. He desires that we see beyond our circumstances, believe in his gift of an unbroken and perfect relationship, and enter into a friendship on the highest level.