Loved - A Testimony of Christ's Love
Here is a testimony from a friend of Searchlight that I really wanted to share, because it really illustrates how we don't need to prove anything to be loved by God. Ultimately, it is up to each of us how we want to express our faith. None of us are worthy of Jesus, but he died on the cross so we could live even though we are broken and imperfect. here is her testimony:
"The beginning: thinking back to 5 years ago when I first started working at Starbucks inside Target. Out of high school I didn't want to work anywhere except that store for some reason. I applied about six times before I finally got accepted. I tried so hard to work there. It's a little bit overbearing. Little did I know the significance of just "being". In my little corner, making lattes and tea, getting my heart wrecked and healed by God when I didn't even know Him. Experiencing trauma, friendship, crushes, college, and heartbreaks all at once. All of a sudden, I was enclosed in a safe place with four new friends who were on fire for Jesus. For a while I've forgotten that He came for me. He bridged the gap, not I. I've become a busybody now, always worried about what I can do, how to position myself, how to pour into the church, how to be more "God-like". Yet, I don't do any of it. I haven't touched any of those traits, and I haven't given anything. And. It. Doesn't. Matter. All of my righteousness is like dirty rags. Yet I'm so loved. Someone once told me I was so important to God that He sent them for me and released them after I was found. We were both in awe over such a realization. I've never had to look and search or strive for Love. With no performance of any kind, Love was declared over me. It cannot be earned. His gift is unrivaled. Don't miss it. May you be blessed and yield to God's hands in your life. Amen.#starbucks #blacksweaters #God #coffee#2minstories"