Last night I got out my telescope and looked at the moon. Me and my family took turns looking through the lens at the zoomed in picture. It was really fun. When someone else was looking through the telescope, I found myself just staring up and trying to comprehend the distance between us and the moon. I have to remind myself that even though it looks like a small, flat, white circle, it’s actually a large rock moving through space, similar to the rock that we stand on that’s also moving through space.

But even though both the Earth and the moon are two separate masses with lots of space between them (pun intended), they are still connected. There is an unseen, invisible connection keeping these two celestial bodies close to each other. Gravity acts like a rope tying them together. Likewise, our planet is connected to the Sun. Our Solar system is connected to countless others in our galaxy. Even though we may not be physically touching, there is still a bond.

I think that God made it this way because He is a God of connection. He made a universe that He wanted to be a part of (Gen 3:8, God walked among His creation). He created people and wants to be connected to them (John 15:4 “Remain in me as I also remain in you”). And He provides for us to be connected with each other (1 Cor 12:13 “For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body”).

Even though there is space between us, we are still connected through our love for each other and our love for Christ. Know that people are thinking about you and praying for you daily. Be sure to send someone a message today saying you’re thinking about them and reaffirm our connections.