Saturday, December 10, 2011
One of My Favorite Posts
It is a question survivors of sexual abuse, who wrestle with God, ask at one point or another.
It is a good question. It is a valid question.
And Jesus can handle our questions.
A survivor friend of mine gave me the following link to a song she likes. She wrote:
Carolyn: The line in this song "Where were You when sin stole my innocence?" stabs me in the heart every time because I think there is still a part of me that asks that question about my abuse. But I love that there is an answer...not just that He was on the cross but that He was there in all of my suffering, in my doubt, and my shame. Love it! So powerful!!!!
"You Were on the Cross" by Matt Maher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNo15lFMAwo
Keep asking the question, my friend; Jesus is a gentle healer. And thanks for sharing the answer you’ve found.
Why is this one of my favorite posts? It asks a hard question. It offers an honest answer from a survivor's struggle to heal. And during this season of the year, it leads this writer's heart to wrestle with a question: Why would the God of the universe come to earth in a lowly manger to die on a rugged cross?
To heal. To heal me and people like me. I like that . . . I like that a lot.