I heard a story on the radio the other day. If I had heard it before the book was done I would have included it since it was so relevant. But now you can hear it and see how important God’s love and loving OURSELVES is.
A woman called a Christian radio station to tell them a story on “Make a difference Monday.” If you listen to KLOV, who has many stations around the country then you may have heard this. She was in the grocery store and saw a woman in a wheelchair. She thought she heard God tell her to go to her and tell her she was beautiful and God loved her. I’m sure you’ve heard God speak to you before but did not have the courage to do what He asked. You came up with some excuse not to obey God. So the woman went about her shopping but prayed for her. When she was done and on the way to her car, she saw her again with her mother loading their car with groceries. The woman’s urge to talk to her was even stronger this time. So she left her groceries by her own car and walked over to them. She said, “I just wanted you to know that you are beautiful and God loves you. He told me to come over and tell you that.”
The woman in the wheelchair suddenly burst into tears which of course put the obedient Christian into shock. But she rushed to reassure her that it was the best thing she could have said. She had recently become depressed and had already decided she was going to commit suicide. She just didn’t know how yet. But in obeying God, the woman said something she needed to hear. The Christian woman prayed with her and I think she said they were going to stay in contact with each other.
The woman didn’t feel beautiful because she was in a wheelchair. We don’t know how or why she came to be there. But she is still God’s MASTERPIECE whether she is in a wheelchair or not! God made people of all colors and shapes, some because of life’s trauma come away with scars, and all of us are imperfect. But God still loves all of us and considers us His works of art. The scripture come from Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s Masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” I hope you will read His word, the Bible, and find out how much He loves you and He has a plan for you.
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