Friday, February 11, 2011

Why I love You

You are hurting, lost, alone, broken, aching, single, married but feel alone, depressed, angry, unbelieving, ashamed, guilty, selfish, suffocated, bullied, demoralized, beaten, bruised, poor, hungry, desperate...the end of your rope.  You are my mother, sister, daughter, granddaughter, friend.  You are not alone nor will you ever be alone.  I have walked in your shoes.  I have been the lowest of sinners yet here I His grace.  Jesus provided me His love, His forgiveness.  Do you know how?  Not by revealing some supernatural a friend who loved me.  A friend who went to church and continued to encourage me to try it.  A friend who held my hand as I took that first step into the lobby of the church.  A friend who wanted a relationship with me whether I went to church or stayed home to watch TV or sleep in.  Through that patient friendship filled with love and understanding I stepped out of their shadow of faith and into the light of Jesus.  

I want to be YOUR friend.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does

 not boast, it is not proud."
1 Corinthians 13:4

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