You have been gone for nearly three years. And I still love you the same. Our love grew deeper with time. It weathered the storm. You loved me so well. You showed me Christ through your love. You empowered me to be the best version of who God created me to be. You would ask me what I loved most about you…the first thing that always came to my heart is that I loved the way you loved me. Full fledged, go big or go home, let the world know kind of love. A head servant kind of love. A love that pushed me and challenged me to be better, to be more, to be transformed. You got me. You knew me. You saw my beauty and my ugliness, and you loved it all. You loved me in a way that left no doubt, no insecurities. You celebrated all my success with passion and zeal. You loved me for being me.
And you loved me a in way that has left me strong, capable, joyful, content, living out this life purposeful, dream-filled and hopeful. Desiring to be loved and to love that way again. I am so blessed and grateful that I was loved by you in all our imperfections. Thank you for pointing me to Christ intentionally and unintentionally because through God’s love I continue to be loved in a way that sustains me, fills me, picks me up when I am down and empowers me to be all he created me to be. He too loves me through my beauty and my ugliness…it is not about what I do or how I perform or if I mess up. It is an unconditional love. It is about who he is, not about what I have done. He loves me for being me…
Psalm 139:13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Eph 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ-by grace you have been saved-6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.