I came into the world as one of the least of the least—an orphan, unloved and unwanted by anybody—-except by Christ and His Holy Father. My earliest memories are only of fear and terror and extreme emotional pain and hopelessness. But, and it is a big but, somehow God reached down for me. I was blessed. As a young child, I can remember laying down in the grass and somehow feeling a presence with me in the sky above. As my life unfolded, bad times come to everyone, I realize now it was the presence of the Holy Spirit of the Living God that was giving me comfort. I have seen days when I felt the only love I had was the love of a dying carpenter hung on a cross over 2000 years ago. I was semi-suicidal at the age of 17!
But that presence stayed with me and when the darkness came for me as well, somehow I knew to look up and there He was in all of his glory and power. I love the words in Joshua and Hebrews that say ‘Never will I leave you, Never will I forsake you. Christ is my rock and my hope. I pray He can be yours as well