Please don’t scroll past this video. Whatever you’re doing, I’m begging you to take the time to listen to this song and remember that you are a unique, handsewn, handpicked creation of God, who makes no mistakes. Stop trying to be someone you’re not because you are enough.
This song really put things into perspective for me back when I used to compare myself to other people of faith. I would read all about my dear patron saint, St. Maria Goretti, and I couldn’t forgive myself for not being that holy, that special. I actually prayed for martyrdom, thinking that was the only way I could be good enough for God. I begged Him to make me as holy as people in my youth group and school. I developed a tendency toward overscrupulosity, and I was always angry at myself. When you get to that point, it’s hard to accept forgiveness even from God. In my self-loath, I really did shut Him out for a long time, as if I were too tainted for His love. Only recently have I begun to fully realize that Jesus came to earth for people like me. Pouring mercy upon hardened, sinful hearts is all in a day’s work for Him.
Which leads me back to my original point, one that Danielle Rose states so beautifully:
If it weren’t for my sins and wounds and weakness,
then You wouldn’t have married me upon the cross.
Why do I fear being seen naked and broken?
That’s why You came—because I need You that much.
Such a heartfelt song. Goodnight to all of you!
— thelightiswhite ♥