Once again, my wonderful and delightful cousin, Kathy, has kindly put her encouraging and inspirational thoughts in writing. She has composed a short poem and wanted to share it here on this blog. I hope you find her kind and encouraging words uplifting for you today. Now, once again, here is my cousin Kathy in her own words:
The Dream – A Gift
One night I had a dream that I met God at Heaven’s gate,
“Do you think that you deserve to enter my Kingdom?”
“No, I do not,” I said. “I have done so many wrongs – too many of them – in my life.”
I hung my head, feeling the weight of shame heavy on my heart.
“Remember, my beloved child, I will always love you.
Nothing will keep me from it because I know every hair on your head.
I know the hurts you have felt. When you shed tears, I shed them along with you.
Nobody knows your true heart better than me.”
With that, he threw open the gate and the most beautiful light enveloped me.
I bowed my head once again. “Father, I want to be worthy of your precious gift.”
“My precious child, don’t you see?” God asked.
“You are worthy because I know you and you know me.
Give me your shame and I give to you a beautiful life eternal.”