"In that moment, time stopped.
It was like God was speaking to me directly, 'Mary Beth, you thickheaded woman, do you not understand now that this is the very way I see you? You are this orphan! I adopted you and you are Mine! I bought you for a price! Do you see how you love this baby? That's just a faint reflection of how much I love you! You didn't have a name, and I gave you a name. You did nothing to deserve My love, and I love you anyway. You had no hope, no future, and now you are the daughter of the King'!"
"'Do you get it NOW'? God was saying to me...
In an instant, God had bonded me forever to this little girl, and nothing would separate us. In doing so, He also showed me the forever fierceness of HIS unconditional love for me, doing a work of grace in my life that I'd never known before."
Isn't that amazing?!? It just spoke to me so much. Why do I take His love for granted? I have done nothing to warrant it, and yet He loves me. He is here for me. He wants me!