I read this book, Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers, during my trip to upstate New York in May. Half, while cuddled up on the couch in wonderful 60 degree sunshiney weather and the other half on the plane ride home. The latter half, I cried like a baby… on the plane… amongst strangers. So I don’t quite recommend reading this in public. At least not that half. More specifically the latter quarter.
Without giving much away, this book is about a young girl, Abra, who was literally left at the side of the road as a baby by her mother. She was found by a pastor but then raised by another family later in life. Although she was surrounded by those who loved her, she went through her life blind, feeling so unloved, and then ran into the arms of men just to find the love she so craved.
She looked in all the wrong places for love, and by not seeing those that loved her, she felt so neglected by God. The lonliness and abandonment she felt dug at my heart. Her heart was so hardended that she couldn’t see the blessings that surrounded her.
How many out there feel this same way… and find themselves going down a path that only makes things so much worse?
If only she saw and understood the always forgiving, unconditional love that God offers, would she have missed so much more pain and heartbreak.
Anyway, just after finishing up this book I heard one of my favorite songs on the radio and was inspired to write out the title of it and then give it away for free to you all.
Oh How He Loves Us is a song written by John Mark McMillian, performed by David Crowder Band. Every since hearing the single, I’ve loved this song. Particularly this verse:
And we are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If his grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
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Thanks for reading!
P.S. The “oh, How He Loves us” type was hand lettered by me, and the background was created with some Subtle Patterns.