May I take a moment and elaborate on your beauty? Chaos surrounds, but your foundation was set and blessed to be unmovable. You were meant to last. You were meant to grow. You were meant to shine. You were made for His glory. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither does a man light a lamp and place it under a bowl. You were made to love and be loved. You were made to be a reflection of beauty and in essence become beautiful. You were made for greater things.
You were designed to make peace. You were fashioned to carry and deliver goodness. You were given gifts to disperse freely, without hesitation or qualification. You were meant to multiply. You were created for community. You were cultivated for covenant. You were set up to spread yourself. The wandering man may never realize his destination, but the man who wonders not only arrives, he arrives transformed. You were made for wonder. You were made for greater things.
I want to feel safe when I am with you, but I cannot. I desire to be cherished by you, but you are not able. I ask you to accept me, but you’d rather categorize me. I approach with my head down, but you are too weak to lift it up. I come with my burdens and you ask me to check them at the door. My understanding makes you nervous. My gifts get me in to your good grace. You collect them for your use and pleasure, and then look the other way when I’m spent. You were made for greater things.
Love never gives up…1 Corinthians 13:4