Rediscovering Paris

Sunday Sun on the Sein

It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.
—Jeremiah 10:12

Leah and me ❤

This weekend, a friend came into town and it was time to play tour guide. With the largest list of tourist attractions in the world and an even greater will to put a check mark next to every item, we set out on a Friday afternoon with excitement in our hearts. And I was expecting to have a good weekend, but what I got was so much better than expected. Instead of solely playing tour guide, a plastered smiled on my face as Leah beamed at every new attraction, I actually was just as excited as she was, seeing the Eiffel Tower almost for the first time, actually experiencing the splendor of Notre Dame, and relaxing at my favorite Montmartre restaurant with the feeling of true happiness (accompanied by some absolutely wonderful people).

Goofballs ❤
And it reminded me: in the same way that I was seeing Paris for the first time—its grand buildings, beautiful architecture, and charming streets—I should be seeing Jesus like that every single day. Sometimes I get into a routine, not stopping to just sit in absolute awe of His splendor and majesty. Just as I looked up at the Eiffel (something I have seen countless times at this point) with fresh eyes and a new perspective, I need to look at Jesus with my hands held out, acknowledging His incredible omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, and thanking Him for loving—unconditionally!—someone like me. 

Sunny Sunday at the Louvre

I couldn’t be more thankful this weekend for wonderful friends, a beautiful city, and an amazing Savior who is constantly teaching me.

Saturday Paris exploring

“It is about the greatness of God, not the significance of man. God made man small and the universe big to say something about himself.”
— John Piper


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