2 Kings 17.37
And whatever you do, don't worship other gods!
what a sobering reminder of just how dependent we are on you! the moment we step away from following you destruction begins. the moment we decide to move out of your control, move out of your rule and into someone else's or even into our own, we lose our significance, our purpose, our meaning, our reason for living, our effectiveness and fruitfulness to everyone and everything around us, our appropriateness for what you created us for. we lose our very breath, our everything! you are the one who makes us who we are, in you our identity is found, and apart from you we are lost in the deepest sense of the word. thank you for finding us, God, always!