Worth Loving

Today’s devotional by Holley Gerth reminds us that we are indeed worth loving, and the same God who loved us enough to come the first time will return a second time for us. The next time the enemy of your soul tries to tell you anything different you can tell him to stick that truth in his pipe and smoke it.

“I tap my pen impatiently on the corner of a college classroom desk and glance at the darkening sky outside the window. I’m hoping my professor will wrap up the lecture before the clouds split wide open. But by the time I grab my backpack and head out the door I can already hear raindrops like tiny bombs exploding on the ceiling.

As I step into the hall I see my boyfriend {now my husband} waiting for me. And he’s holding an umbrella. Someone has come for me…

Someone put my needs before their comfort.

Someone loved me enough to make the effort.

Someone believed I was worth the risk and rain.

And this, friend, is the hope Christmas offers us.

I don’t know what your life has held. I don’t know who has walked into or out of the door of your heart. I don’t know if you’ve had lots of umbrellas or have shivered in the damp for far too long. I don’t know what you were told about your worth or your beauty or your place in this world.

But I know this: you are a woman worth pursuing.

Do not let anyone in your life ever make you feel as if you are not worth the effort of loving. Promise me you will not believe that lie. Because if God himself has said it is so then no human can trump that truth. He has declared you are valuable, cherished and nothing can keep him from you…

I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future, and not powers above or powers below. Nothing in all creation can separate us from God’s love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord! {Rom. 8:37-39}

Love came for Adam and Eve in the Garden.

Love came to a manger the first Christmas.

And one day when we least expect it, the clouds will split and Love will come for us again.”

(c) 2014 Holley Gerth Used with Permission  http://holleygerth.com/worth-pursuing/

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