Allie’s gift


This is one of my all-time FAVORITE pictures in the world! I absolutely treasure it!

This is my daughter, Allie, as she was running in a cross country meet about 3 years ago. My husband quickly snapped this on his cell phone as she ran past us. Later that night, as we looked at all the snap shots, we couldn’t believe our eyes! This is with no filter. If you really look at it, you see she is in mid-stride….both feet are off the ground. She could not be more completely in the center of this amazing light.

The coolest thing about this picture??

The day before this picture was taken, Allie had come to me and shared something on her heart. She had done something she knew was wrong and felt really bad about it. She had asked God to forgive her and also asked that He would please show her that He had heard her prayer and had, indeed, forgiven her.

THIS is what He gave her.  Sometimes, He just blows me away!

He showed her that He is ALWAYS with her.  Whether sitting at school or running in a cross country meet, He is there. We may not feel Him or see Him but He most certainly is there.

And the same is true for you.  

And YES… He loves us and is so faithful to forgive us. All we have to do is go to Him with a sincere heart.

Is there something you have asked forgiveness for but perhaps you’ve found it difficult to forgive yourself?  Do you wonder if HE has truly forgiven you?  Please rest assured that He is faithful to forgive all your sins.  And mine.  Not only has He forgiven them, Psalm 103:12 tells us that He will throw them as far as the East is to the West.  Gone.

As long as we come to Him with a sincere heart and faith of a child, we can know that we are engulfed in His light and unconditional love!  What a gift!


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