Tonight I attended a class at my church that is meant to help me heal from a very painful part of my past. Tonight’s class was ended with a demonstration that struck me to the core. A facilitator described her experience with a rose saying that she started out with her center torn out and that experience left her making decisions that resulted in her giving away just a little more of herself each time leaving her with just a few pieces. As she spoke she pulled out the middle of the rose then a pedal at a time until only a few were left. After her demonstration she handed each of us in the class a fresh rose saying the God sees us like the new rose not like the rose she tore apart and that He loves us.
As I was driving home I found myself feeling heavy. I really didn’t understand this because the class left me feeling slightly more free from the pain I had been experiencing. During my ride I had 102.5 on when “Your love defends me” by Matt Maher came on and I found my self singing it as a Truth I needed to hear and praising God for Defending me, next came “You are More” By Tenth Avenue North which restated what we were just told in class. I am so grateful for your station and God for working through those words in the songs to help me grow and heal.
We all have people in our lives who are hard to live with or whom we consider to be obnoxious to be around.