The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had

Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. -Acts 2:43-47

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

This just hit me like a ton of bricks...

So i was just looking at the profile of a girl who is a part of VCM and saw a link to her testimony and decided to read it. She is definitely one of the strongest women I know and has the biggest love for God and people that i've ever seen. But gosh i never knew about her past...i knew it was tough, but she's had to overcome physical abuse, utter neglect from her parents, and a lot of sexual abuse all at a very young age. She has pretty much supported herself through high school and now college. It just broke my heart to read about the sexual abuse her family put her through...i mean i've always known stuff like that has happened, but reading this just gave me a whole new understanding. But praise God that He has just totally healed her and now uses this testimony to reach hurt people!!!!!!
What really got me though was when i looked through the many comments responding to her testimony (255), and saw a number of girls who said they were touched by her testimony, but dont feel that they can possible be loved or forgiven like that. I went on to read some of their own xanga sites and they just totally blew me away!!! It just utterly tears me up like no other thing to see the amount of hurt in these peoples' lives. They truly believe that they are alone and that there is no God or person that loves them. Good golly i just cant believe that, i just wish that there was some way that i could really reach the people whose xanga sites i read. (While i know they're not the only ones hurting, these people i'm talking about are all gothic.)
Really the point of all of this is i just wanted to say LOVE THESE PEOPLE. Their wounds run deep and nothing else can even temporarily heal them any more. They need God's love more than anyone else. Just do whatever you can to love these types of people and their lives will be changed.
Seriously, we cant take this lightly in our day-to-day lives. I know everyone hears stuff like this often, but man these people are hurting more than i've ever imagined (and i mean that literally). Most of us who are a part of this website have always had the love and comfort of God (and good families and friends) to fall back on in our lives, whereas so many people have never experienced this. If they only have a taste of it....who knows what would happen?

In strength not my own,


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