The boys snickered as I sat there in class with my dress falling over my knees. Why, Mom, why do you make me dress like this when everyone else wears their dresses shorter than mine? Why must I be the subject of ridicule by all the boys in my class?
Shyness developed in me at a very young age. Rejection and pain were covered up by solitude, retreating into myself, and pulling away. Shame called my name!
Then in high school, I would roll up the waistband of my dress until the hem would be just to my fingertips when I put down my arm, and off I’d go into my day. I was not going to be ridiculed about the length of my dress any more!! Have you ever done anything like that when you were growing up? I’m sure I’m not the only one!
Since those painful days of childhood that drove me into a shy, reserved life where only a few select friends were allowed in, I met Jesus and He changed my life around!!
The bible tells me that I have been called out of darkness into His wonderful light!!
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.~ I Peter 2:9
1 John 3:1: “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.”
I am so thankful to be called a daughter of God! His love for me is amazing, and He never ridicules me or makes me feel less than or unloved. Quite the opposite! In Him, I know I am loved:
- Without Question
- Nothing I can do will ever make Him love me less
Thank you Father!!