“The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
Have you ever felt like you were excluded from the “in” crowd?
Maybe it happened in school when teams were chosen or perhaps there was a family gathering and nobody told you about it.
I know the feeling of isolation well. I was a refugee kid in Europe, not as good as the children born in the country. In my young teens, I became an immigrant in Canada. I couldn’t speak English, hit a baseball, shoot a basket, comprehend the jokes. I didn’t belong. Even at home, I was the odd one out. I felt like a misfit.
The feeling of not belonging trailed me for many years.
When I heard that God loves me, I figured, of course, he has to because God loves the whole world. But, as I continued to read the Bible, I began to comprehend that Jesus loves Me, personally. I was not an accident for God created me…