My Guest Blogger this week is Mary Lenaburg, who wrote a Facebook post last Sunday that I just had to share with you. Hope it brightens your mood and your world as it did mine.
This morning I woke to a winter wonderland and I cried. Jerry made me a hot cup of coffee, grabbed one of Courtney’s blankets and sat me on the front porch to just take in the beauty of it. As I sat there, God and I had a little chat and I cried some more.
My Mary Elizabeth,
I see you my daughter. The truth of you. The whole of you.
You only see the tired eyes, the double chin, the soft middle that tells the tale of emotion and stress, the bones that creek a little louder everyday, the confusion and panic over a world that’s broken and filled with pain, the heart that hurts for so many that are suffering, the mind that swirls with possibilities but sometimes lacks the confidence to step into action, the concern of your mother’s heart for the future and doubt that dances around your mind that I have things well in hand.
I SEE you and I KNOW you and I LOVE all of you.
I see your tenacity, your gift of encouragement, your fierce love for your people, you passion for the mission I placed on your heart, your generosity and kindness that tips the scale sometimes into overwhelming gratitude for the uniqueness of others, your humor that puts people at ease, your mother’s lioness heart that protects those who cannot protect themselves, your gift for sitting with people in pain and truly hearing their hearts cry, your ability to face hard things while leaning on me to carry you through and that double chin and middle you hate so much, tells the tale of hours of baking and cooking and feeding peoples emptiness.
I SEE the truth of the whole you and I LOVE what I have made. Receive that love today my daughter.
Today KNOW the peace that is beyond your understanding my daughter. Take in the beauty around you and bask in the glory of it all. Rest in me and I will fill your well to overflowing.
I LOVE you and you are mine.
With Deep Gratitude for your existence,
GOD, your loving Father
Dare to believe He loves you friends. Because He does, in abundance.
Read more Mary in her latest book, Be Bold in the Broken.