Recently, my son and his wife went to a local animal shelter looking for a new addition to their family. They noticed a white and gray cat around nine months old. No one seemed to want him because he had trouble seeing out of his right eye. Once treated, he spent a long time in a glass box with the only contact being the workers. He broke their hearts, so for the asking price of five dollars, they purchased him. Our newest addition is now Owen. Welcome to our family. You have landed in a safe place with a family that will love you back to life.
As they sent pictures and videos, I remembered a time when I too was damaged and felt unwanted. A time when I had lost all faith in people and to trust anyone was out of the question. It was during this time I kept hearing a voice from my past. This voice was asking me to place my life into His hands again. Could I trust someone with my very life? Was I capable of that type of trust? This person came looking for me and was relentless in His pursuit. He purchased me with his own life, healed my wounds and loved me back to life. This man’s name is Jesus Christ. He took a once unwanted, damaged, bruised and wounded girl and forever changed her life!
You know, Jesus is looking for you too. If you’re bruised and battered, and life seems hopeless whisper His name. There is much power in the name of Jesus! Tell Him you want to trust Him and let Him love you back to life too.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. ~ Isaiah 53:5 (KJV)