The word to write about for five minutes without editing, post it, link it up at Kate's Five Minute Friday, leave an encouraging note behind on the link before yours is....GOOD on this Good Friday. Ready? Set? WRITE!
Handing a young woman in crisis a handmade scrap quilt, she pushed it back to me saying that she was not good enough to receive such a beautiful blanket.
My heart broke to hear those words come out of her mouth.
In truth, none of us will ever be good enough on our own merits. We fail and fall so miserably short of standards we'd never reach in a million years.
Unless we've met Jesus.
Holding the quilt in my hands, I explained that someone had prayed for the unknown person who would someday receive this quilt. They had prayed very specifically for this person to come to know God's love for them. That love was found in Jesus who died for all those barriers to perfection — our sins that make us feel we are not good enough — that are part of our life. Believing in His life, His death, and His resurrection makes us good enough. So good that we are promised eternity with Him.
Once we've met Jesus, we are covered by His grace which is even more beautiful than a handmade scrap quilt.
With tear filled eyes, her hands accepted the blanket. My hope is that her heart accepted the love of Jesus at the same time. Only He knows....