How can it be? When we're naked and ashamed and alone in our brokenness, Christ envelops us with his intimate grace. When we're rejected and abandoned and shattered beyond wanting, Jesus cups our faces: "Come close, my beloved." When we're dirty and tear-stained and despairing, Jesus Christ proposes undying dying love: "All that you painfully are and are carrying - I'll take. All that I perfectly am and have is yours. Just take me."
There is a wooing that washes our wounds. Falling into this intimacy with him is the one thing we pray to never recover from. This kind of intimacy can only be tasted and swallowed, and it burns a holy yes through our begging veins.
Am I willing to take all that I have, break, and give to him?
Because all that he is he broke and gave to us.
©2016 Ann Voskamp (P)2016 Zondervan
LOVE to read- but don't have time. Selecting Audible was a great way to stay into literature. Busy working Mom- and runner!
Thought provoking and insightful. What a terrific message about love and brokenness and the gifts that are God that we overlook. A must read- and reread.
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