Hello Hello, Beautiful People! I hope you are all doing well! So this is the second part of the series, and I’m really excited to continue divulging into this topic with Y’all. So last week, we dove into the topic of how His love enables us to be strong and go through circumstances that we couldn’t imagine being possible. This week, we will be analyzing the most beautiful thing that it means to be loved by God: the mere opportunity to be called His child– if we accept His Son. Allow me to explain it through a piece of writing I wrote back in January:
“You know when I was a kid, I thought everything in life was black and white. You had good guys and bad guys. The monsters were the ones that laid under your bed, and Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny were tangible creatures that I could communicate with via letters. When I was a kid, my imagination was full of life. I had dreams of becoming a CSI agent (thanks to Sandra Bullock) by night and a fashion designer by day. I thought God was a superhero and he could swoop in at the last second and save the day; however, when I was a kid, I lacked the maturity to understand that there is always more depth to this life than I realized.
As I matured, I realized that everything wasn’t as black and white as I thought, but many different shades of grey. There was good in bad guys and corrupt—dare I say evil— good guys. The monsters were never under my bed, but rather a creation that humanity could easily make themselves into.
I have never met a fashion-designing, crime-fighting CSI agent, but I have met Jesus. And if I were to label him just as a superhero who saves the day just in the nick-of-time, I would have missed the entire picture the Bible has painted.
You see, though there is grey, and there seems to be a lot more total blackness coming to the surface in the culture today, and though it seems as if there is very little true and radiant and pure white to be seen, it is evident, however, all of these shades of grey, black, and white have come together to create a sketch of what humanity is. We are corrupt, and yet we can be compassionate. That’s why we can never truly say that we —in our souls—are as truly white and pure as we wish we were. So where is the white you may ask? Where is this found in the midst of the sketch? It is found in the Man that was perfect and holy, who sacrificed his life to paint a beautiful love story two thousand years ago. And the most beautiful thing of all is the fact that the God of white uses this sketch of humanity—if we are willing—to paint a beautiful and perfect painting solely made by his grace and love for the people He created. And when we put that in perspective, all of the grey sketches are transformed into beautiful paintings that God paints vibrantly with joy, hope, and fruitfulness, and in a beautiful way that only He can do. That’s my miracle. This is painting. And my life is proof of this story.”
You see, the story of the Gospel is simply this: A beautiful love story about the God who is truly holy sending his Son as the ultimate sacrifice to save His broken creation. There is no embellishing that I can add, nor anything I could do to ever make any of this up. (1. I’m not that creative. 2. If I were, trust me, it wouldn’t be near as beautiful as the Gospel is.)
And I got to be honest:
I cannot stop talking about it.
You see, when you get even a taste of His love for us, when you realize just how truly incapable we are, and how truly holy–without moral blemish or defilement; the sum of all moral excellency–He is, then it is truly humbling to see how much He loves us.
With that being said, I pray that if you haven’t encountered the One that loves like this, I pray that you talk to someone who does. I am more than happy to help you or find someone who can. If you do know Him and you feel as if your life is too far away to be redeemed or unworthy of being loved, rest easy and know that He does, and he always will. For, just like Paul wrote in Romans, “38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Just turn back to Him, lay yourself down, and allow yourself to be covered in the grace and love that only He can provide.
He, my friends, is amazing, and with Him, it will always be well with your soul.
I love you all so much, and I hope you all have a fantastic week!