C91    My Child …    20 May 2003

[Those in the Valley are often plagued by doubts and feelings of worthlessness. Sometimes unthinking atitudes of congregations merely add to these feelings of spiritual inferiority. Years ago in the church I attend speaking in tongues and raising your hands were de rigueur. If you did not do either of these, it was implied, then you had not really made it. Looking back at it now, I’m glad I didn’t think I had made it: I know Jesus made it for me. If He considered me worth dying for, then I must have worth in God’s eyes — and so do you!]

My Child,
Don’t be a servant to Despair:
I’ll deal with each and every care;
Wherever you go, I’ll carry you,
“Cause in my eyes —
You’re worth it!

My Child,
Don’t be cheated by your frailties.
You ARE the apple of my eye;
On my palms your name is written,
And — by my Love! —
You’re worth it!

My Child,
Don’t be bound by any sin:
Confess, and I’ll hug you to myself;
You are not bound if I have freed you,
And — by my Cross! —
You’re worth it!

My Child,
Do not be sabotaged by doubts.
Know this: my love is everlasting,
My resurrection’s your guarantee,
And — on my Word! —
You’re worth it!

My Child,
Don’t be deceived by your mistakes
Nor by fear or guilt be driven.
My Child, your sins are ALL forgiven,
And in my Book
You’re perfect!

Jn 3:16; Is 44:22; Ps 31:5

Gal 4:5 …. to redeem those who were under the Law, so that we might become God’s children.

Rom 8:15  For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God’s children, and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God, “Father! my Father!”

Rom 5:9  By his [Jesus’s] blood we are now put right with God; how much more, then, will we be saved by him from God’s anger!

Rom 5:10  We were God’s enemies, but he made us his friends through the death of his Son. Now that we are God’s friends, how much more will we be saved by Christ’s life!

Isa 49:16  Jerusalem, I can never forget you! I have written your name on the palms of my hands.