Last night we opened the year for our young adult gatherings by sharing the them of 2014 that we will study and hold before us at every turn: Union with Christ. As a group of people, we are being formed into who we will be for the rest of our lives and a foundation of being united with Christ is secure, trustworthy and awe-inspiring.
“I don’t know when you discovered shame. I don’t know when you discovered that there were people who might think you are silly or dumb or not a good writer or a husband or a friend. I don’t know what lies you’ve been told by other people or maybe even by yourself.
But in response to what you are hearing from everyone else, God is still asking the question, “Who told you that you were naked?”
And He’s still asking us that question because we are not.
In Christ, we are not worthless.
In Christ, we are not hopeless.
In Christ, we are not dumb or ugly or forgotten.
In Christ, we are not naked.”