“And then I came by. I saw you all miserable and bloody. Yes, I said to you, lying there helpless and filthy, “Live! Grow up like a plant in the field!” And you did. You grew up. You grew tall and matured as a woman, full-breasted, with flowing hair. But you were naked and vulnerable, fragile and exposed.” —Ezekiel 16- 6,7
Not too long ago I was the woman who was helpless and filthy, broken beyond repair, rejected and scorned, tossed away like a filthy rag. No confidence and years of emotional and verbal abuse left deep, open, wounds that affected myself and everyone I came into contact with negatively. The absence of scars, a sign that I never took the time to heal.
A Christian for years, but I did not know Jesus intimately. I heard hundreds of “love” messages, but I never had an encounter with the ONE called LOVE. Till the day I ran into LOVE and came across Ezekiel 16:6~14. This passage became my life line during my journey of healing.
The days my pain would become unbearable, and I could hardly put one foot in front of the other, I would submerge myself in this passage, till Jesus’s love and presence would encircle me from every angle.
My hurting heart was unknowingly waiting to run into LOVE. Nothing other then His love can fill our empty places, our voids are reserved for only JESUS.
This beautiful passage, became my ANTHEM, my OASIS, my MEETING PLACE with Papa God. The place and space where He would fill me to the brim with His love and His kindness. His tender voice would seep into every crevice of my hurting heart, transforming me daily into the daughter He created me to be before the foundations of the earth.
Today you will notice a few scars yes, but each scar has a powerful testimony of an AMAZING FATHER who was true to His word, and who has the supernatural capacity to LOVE broken sons and daughters back to LIFE.
EZEKIEL 16:6~14 (Message translation)
“‘I came by again and saw you, saw that you were ready for love and a lover. I took care of you, dressed you and protected you. I promised you my love and entered the covenant of marriage with you. I, God, the Master, gave my word. You became mine. I gave you a good bath, washing off all that old blood, and anointed you with aromatic oils. I dressed you in a colorful gown and put leather sandals on your feet. I gave you linen blouses and a fashionable wardrobe of expensive clothing. I adorned you with jewelry: I placed bracelets on your wrists, fitted you out with a necklace, emerald rings, sapphire earrings, and a diamond tiara. You were provided with everything precious and beautiful: with exquisite clothes and elegant food, garnished with honey and oil. You were absolutely stunning. You were a queen! You became world-famous, a legendary beauty brought to perfection by my adornments. Decree of God, the Master.
Run Into Love