I love you so much it hurts, Lord- a sweet kind of hurting, the kind I never want to go away. This is how it should be. I ask myself, ”what have I been doing all my life?” when I remember everything that You’ve brought me through- for all the times I profaned your glory on me, all the sins I committed, and how yet, You never for once gave up on me, I just get all emotional. Even when You should have given up on me, You gracefully gave me another chance and then some. You told the Father, “no Dad, give her another chance, give me some more time to work on her”…and then, You got started on me.slowly, painstakingly, patiently, never getting angry even when it was within Your rights to do so.
Longsuffering Lord! My Redeemer! Love of my life! Your grace found me just as I was- naked, dirty, emptyhanded, worthless. You took me, cleansed me with Your precious blood, made me into this invaluable woman I am today. Yes Lord, look at me now, look how I turned out! I cleaned out just fine…ummm…uh well, okay… I am not yet where I should be, but I sure as heaven am not where I used to be, but with You, I am getting there. Just look at me, I can dare to approach The Father, and it’s all because of You. How did I get so lucky??? Scratch that- I’m BLESSED. Who am I? that You deign to look at me, my Lord!