Written By: Cindy Morrone
A Providential Moment (….way better than rubies)
As I stared into those beautiful baby’s eyes, something beyond a gaze happened. A bond had transpired. It was in that moment, that very moment, I knew that I knew I was exactly where I was to be. A providential happening had just occurred!
There was no fanfare or headline announcement, no; it was so much bigger…..it was confirmation that I was valuable, worthwhile, and precious.
Me…sitting at our kitchen table in our humble abode, with sweat pants and a hoodie on. I am pretty sure my teeth were brushed, but doubt my hair was combed or that I had a stitch of make-up on. Me…not sure what the day would hold and warding off fears, anxieties and insecurities about my ability to handle what the day might bring.
And just like that, an awareness had occurred that all of that just didn’t matter. It wasn’t about how I looked; what you could see on the outside. It wasn’t even about what I thought I had on the inside to offer. It was about sharing what was so freely given to me; unconditional love. Love on purpose without an expectation of receiving anything back. His love to pour on others.
It hasn’t always been this way for me. For certain love has always been available. Surely for all of us. You too. But there was a time, I was so uncertain about my worth, never knowing this kind of love. So I desperately attempted to fill that empty hole inside. Filling in vain and doing worse only led me down a path of self-destruction.
What I did may look different than what you may be doing but the search remains the same and will end up in the same place……take warning!
You see, it wasn’t until I turned from finding my worth in how I looked or what I could or couldn’t do and instead, let my saving relationship with Jesus define me. The path to finding out who you truly are; what you ….you…have been created to do; your life purpose; your worth and value starts when you know how precious you are to God. How much He loves you. Just for you; just because He does.
‘For I know the plans I have for you, ”declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”’
Jeremiah 29: 11-13
And as soon as we get this, the crazies start to happen! Miracles of transformation! Take warning!
You, my dear friends, are listening to a barren woman (one whose body has not been able to have children) share such a moment; bonding with another being that calls me, “Mama!”
About Cindy Morrone:
When not on the front porch swing beside her husband of 20 some years, she can be found being a Mama to her precious, twin daughters. Now a stay-at-home, homeschooling Mom, Cindy has also recently had the joy of fostering with her family. Outside of her home, she loves being a youth leader in her church. Cindy is also honoured to be involved with We Are His Daughters ministry blog, and Women of Influence as the Teen Conference Coordinator.