Monday, May 3, 2010

To be known is to be loved...

I am sure that all of us have felt the painful sting of rejection.  We all deeply long for someone to accept us despite all our unsightly behaviors or ways of thinking.  Thankfully, God has provided a way for us to be accepted in the midst of our mess.  He sent His son, Jesus, to wash away all the yuck.  God provided this way of escape not because of anything to do with us, but based on Himself (being love).  Jesus truly knows us and despite all that He loves us and laid down His life to prove that love. 

This past weekend I went to my first ladies retreat.  It was awesome!  It was a chance to experience the Lord in a deeper way.  A chance to see and experience love in action.  To be blessed beyond imagination.  When we put the Lord first and love Him we then become filled, and His love overflows out of us and abundantly to others.