Lost but yet found

As a mom of two boys who doesn't  stop, rest well that just doesn't happen much but this week I have had time with some extra hands on board to rest and read which has been a blessing. I have been praying over several of you and for my boys as I read and reflect on all that I was given and totally don't deserve.

I had a night out with a good friend this week, as we sat digging into two amazing desserts, one peanut butter cheesecake and the other an Oreo cheesecake that melted in your mouth, we talked about all the amazing things Christ has done for us. We reflected on our past, and as we did guilt began to kick in about poor choices we had made growing up, ones that we questioned if we would share with our kids, but as we sat there the picture that came up so clearly in my head is the story of the prodigal son, yet in my story it is one of a daughter. A daughter who lost here way and realized that true love was found in her Father's arms, as I thought of this the guilt left me. I began to remember the gospel story and all he had done for me, especially this past Easter weekend thousands of years ago, on a cross but most importantly the battle that took place in hell for my soul, the conquering of death and the witnesses that saw his nail scarred hands, and Christ in person walking, talking and eating after he lost all the blood that poured out of his physical body on that Friday evening. You see I didn't deserve that and neither did my dear friend, but as we talked more we Praised Christ for his power of redemption and the love story that he wrote for each one of us. You see our story is not one to be ashamed of but is a living and breathing story of the gospel. I'm reminded through my story that "...God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8. This act of love and mercy is what removes all the guilt and shame that I carried for years, that and the reminder that "as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us" Psalm 103:12. I know many who feel ashamed and lost at their past story but friends it's your story and it's meant to be shared because if you are a child of Christ your story has been rewritten and Christ's love story takes over so please don't ever be ashamed of that! 

So my friends I will share my story for Gods name to be glorfied, as long as I have breathe. For my dear friend, I was once lost and now I have been found, I was blind but now I can see. Don't be ashamed of Christ's work in you. 

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