You are beautiful.
All of you.
Even those parts you like to keep hidden. Even those secrets you hope are never discovered.
All of your experiences in life, good and bad, are woven together to create the intricate fabric of your life.
There are choices I made. There are words I have said. There are moments in time I never imagined would be a part of my story, but they are.
And God has redeemed them.
He was with me in each of those moments – even when I had fallen so far away. He never left my side. He never has.
And He never will.
He is a patient Father.
Always waiting for the prodigal son, or daughter, to return.
It’s a beautiful love story that we all have a chance to participate in.
The story of His grace and mercy and redemption. The story of ashes to rubies. The story of death to life.
The story of how He uses all things for His glory. Especially those things we want to keep hidden.
The story of our mess colliding with His grace.
The story of where our brokenness meets his unending love.
The story of His forgiveness.
The most beautiful love story of all.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are made new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
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