From time to time I come across words I wish I’d written. I share these with you for your Advent reflection. They are taken from a blog posted by Sarah Thebarge, the author of The Invisible Girls.I have edited some of what she has written.
God sees you. God loves you. God cares about you. Yes, even you.
At some point in your life, something will happen that is painful and difficult.
Something that you don’t understand, that you don’t want, that you don’t like, that you would never choose.
And in that moment, you’re going to think that God doesn’t love you; that God has abandoned you and forgotten all about you.
Maybe you’ve lost someone you loved, or a relationship ended badly.
Or you’re coming to the realization that those feelings you’re having for people of the same sex aren’t going away.
Or you’re getting bullied mercilessly, or you’re feeling abandoned, rejected, forgotten.
And maybe it seems so bad that the best way out is to end it.
But that’s no solution. Because, let me tell you, God loves you!
God sees you.
God cares about you.
And even when you don’t feel God near you, God is holding you every step of the way.
And God is going to work this out for good.
During this Advent season, we get to whisper into the aching ears of this world,
“God sees you. God loves you. God cares about you. Yes, even you.”