To all who’ve been dismissed or tossed aside ~
To all who, bittered by the cracks in your story, now tremble or seethe at the mention of ‘love’ ~
To every weary-boned parent saddled with regret or loss or despair ~
To every child, grown yet still yearning for tenderness and acceptance ~
To every one of us who compulsively judge our reflection in the mirror or replay conversations over and over or carry every criticism to a dark, dark place ~
To each of us who are ashamed of our fears and our machinations and who hide the fact that in our own sophisticated ways we still have to leave the light on at night ~
I pray that you will know, these beautiful days, the profound worth of your soul, the sturdy weight of your being. There is an astounding splendor in you – and I know this because the God of all beauty and power has called you into existence. And God delights in the sheer presence that is you. In these days, I pray you sing this song loud – and I pray you’ll sing it to another.
14 Replies to “The Soul’s Worth”
I don’t have diamonds, gold or a big bank roll to give you! What I do have is the warmest, soul felt ‘Thank You’ ever! If you only knew the price of that thank you you would feel like a gajillionaire!
Well, I take this thanks as a gift indeed.
Beautiful, brother! Glad John shared…reaches deep places in my soul this day.
I hope it lingers awhile. Thank, Holly.
How well I recall the first time I sang those words after becoming a Christian – I still almost sink to my knees!
what a beautiful, beautiful memory.
Blessings to you my friend for giving witness to truth. May the joy you bring to others fill your life this Advent!
And to you as well, Bruce, you as well.
Thank you for the reminder of this grace filled truth, hard to embrace at times, but absolutely and deeply healing beyond words….Merry Christmas and keep writing!
Thank you, Rhodara – and what a beautiful name.
Beautiful, Winn. Quoting you today on the last lines!
thanks, Steve. Sorry I missed you when you were in Cville.
I know someone who weeps at these cracks you mention. sending this on to him. because light drips from your words, and will certainly invade a darkness so deep. thank you. bless you.
this does my heart good, Kelli – to know the words find their way to such a soul.