Recently I read a blog post titled "A Holy Tantrum" (If you haven't read it, let me know and I'll post the link for you) where the author was having a holy tantrum because of suicides etc that are happening due to bullying etc. The article that spawned this post was basically saying it was ok because these people chose their sexuality etc. It makes me angry. No matter where you are, these are people...someone's sister, someone's daughter or son, someone's best friend, etc! The truth is we are all "fearfully and wonderfully made!" I wish people really believed that...but I know that's not reality...and that hurts my heart.
Tonight the youth from church volunteered at a local food shelf. I'm so proud of them because in doing this service, I think they realize how lucky they are and realize what it means to see everyone as "fearfully and wonderfully made"; even those who don't have a home or food upon their plate etc. We may not know what their stories are!
So this Jason Gray song is my new theme song. I think sometimes we all need to be reminded of who we are! I can get so caught up in the things I don't have and yearn for; a husband, a family, etc but then I must realize what I do have.
"I belong to you"