I am that girl who had low self-worth, who sought to identify with those who had loving, close relations with their parents. I am that girl who believed she had no chance of being loved. I am that girl who compared herself to the popular girls at school, to the magazine models, and to those Christian girls who were raised in church. I am that girl who felt like an outsider, and whenever invited in, I am that girl who felt like an imposter. I was that girl who was quiet, kind, envious, shy and depressed without knowing why. I was the lonesome girl hoping to be included. I was that girl looking for love in all the wrong places. I was the scorned woman at the well. The evidence was clear, my secret garden within was overgrown with the weeds of fear and doubt. I longed to be loved, yet feared what the consequence of unconditional love might deliver. The seed of Truth had grown deep roots in me, yet I could not see. The Truth was replaced with lies and I had come to believe I was unlovable. Birds of prey swooped in and pricked my longing heart with fierce holes. Persistent as Truth is, He grounded me with a solid Word, His personal love letter to me. His letters construct the firm foundation of faith in all who seek the unseen Truth of a Father’s continuous love. Not by chance, but by His design, the Living Water was spoken into my hardened heart to consider. My thirst was great and the Truth bathed my parched soul. An amazing comprehension of the breadth, length, height and depth of God’s love grew within me. I began to experience the supernatural, transforming capacity of God’s love for me. I understood that I was that girl, the object of His eternal love. “Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts, by the Holy Spirit, who He has given us.” Romans 5:5 — I fathomed that nothing I had done caused God to pour His love into me. Awe struck, I came to KNOW that my God is real, that His love is unmatched and unchanging. I was that girl, that was dead in sinand perfectly unlovely, yet the love of God resurrected and caused my secret garden to flourish. The Creator of the entire universe loves His creation, each saint and each sinner. He removed my sin as far as the East is from the West. How wide is that love? North will eventually meet south, but the East and West will never meet –
therefore the width of His love is endless. The length of His love is to the uttermost, unto eternity, which has no end. I am His chosen girl, the one He persistently chased, the one who surrendered so that I may KNOW the love of Christ. I pray in the powerful name of our Lord Jesus, that all readers ponder the Truth as the Holy Spirit works in each heart to increase the understanding of God’s love. That they lay hold of the Truth and seek Thee more. AMEN “He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him…but to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” Without reservation I choose to broadcast this Truth, that the Lord may feed a broad and hungry audience. His word says “that you being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and depth to know the love of Christ.” Eph 3:17-19. What is true about a person does NOT change the Truth. True or Truth?