I listen to you teach. I watch you smile and laugh and I notice the words you choose.
I see your pictures on Facebook and read your posts. Sad. Happy. Angry. Questioning. Alone. Hopeless.
And I wonder.
Do you have the same hope as I? When I discover that you don’t, through the things you say that reveal your heart, my heart hurts. Because it isn’t just hope that I have.
That there is a purpose for your life. That you have a soul, a spirit, within you which will never fade. That you are known … Every thought and heartache and question and decision. And that you are loved. So completely.
As you meet my eyes for an instant, I think that I, if only for a moment, understand. I see. And I want you to see what I see…. to know what I know.
Of a Love that reaches into the deepest part of you, and makes it new. Of a Love that recreates you. Gives you purpose. Meaning. Truth. Of a Love that never leaves you.
Can I speak to you of it? Just this once?
If you’ve tried a thousand things … Or have been too afraid to try even one … I promise you this is different.
It will change your life. Forever.