The Saint That Is Just Me – Danielle Rose

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 ♥

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