Deep within the heart of each of us
Is that desire to belong.
We want to be part of a group
That loves us for who we are.
Our family, our school,
Our community, our society.
We want to make a mark and be loved
By a group…somewhere.
Ideally, we will find that love in our home.
We will be loved by both parents and our siblings.
But no relationships are perfect.
As we grow, we want to be part of groups
At school, we want to be accepted. STOP
There is never a time
When we receive all the love and acceptance we would like.
Not in this world.
None of the people we love are capable
Of giving it to the degree we would like
As often as we would love it.
In His mercy, in the person of Jesus Christ, came to earth
He gave us the love we wanted and needed,
in places we didn’t even know we needed it.
He provided forgiveness for us.
Something we didn’t always feel the need for.
And He gave it to us before we could “clean ourselves up”
He gave grace to those of us who least deserved it.
Because none of us did!
Now, we are part of His family.
We are loved…even at our worst!
Thank you GOD!