Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"Why her?"

Romans 8:37-38
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This reality hit me the other day when I was asked a very direct question.
 I am not so sure why it took me so long to understand this, but it did.
"Why her?"
It kind of took me off guard.
I really wish that I was really good at getting my thoughts together quickly so I did not fumble my words so much. I know why her, but when I tried to explain it it did not come out like I wanted it to.
Driving home I got to thinking...
Why me?
Why did God choose me? 
I cannot cook or read a map. I get lost just going around the block...it's true.
 I cannot sing or sew or do anything crafty, and my math skills, well...I don't have any.
But really,
I am broken. I am a sinner and totally not worthy of any of His love. I have screwed up, and do screw up every.single.day. I have made so many mistakes.
"Why me?"
For the same reasons we chose her, He chose me...only His love is perfect.
God does not care what is in my "file" or what others have labeled me. He does not care what I can or cannot do, or where I come from. He does not care about a diagnosis or  prognosis.
 He sees me through eyes that are not tainted by this world.
He loves me. Desires me. He wants me to be a part of His family.
This is true for all of us. We all are made in His image...
We all are desired.
Love is amazing. It changes lives.
Our God is so good.


1 comment:

Melissa said...

Absolutely beautiful, Becca! Just like your family! Blessings and prayers for a very quick LOA!

"Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you... For I am the Lord your God..
~Isiah 43:1-3