"We are curious about God. We make inquiries about God. We read books about God. We get into late night bull sessions about God. We drop into church from time to time to see what is going on with God. We indulge in an occasional sunset or symphony to cultivate a feeling of reverence for God. But that is not the reality of our lives with God ... Long before we got interested in the subject of God, before it ever crossed our minds that God might be important, He singled us out as important. Before we were formed in the womb, God knew us."
- Eugene Peterson in "Run With the Horses"