Recently I watched the movie “October Baby” – excellent movie by the way. In this movie, a college girl is unsettled in her heart about certain things and she is trying to figure out who she is. During a school performance she has an asthma attack. While talking to her doctor, Hannah learns that she was adopted. Upset by the fact that her parents didn’t tell her and stunned by the truth of her birth, she sets out to discover her past.
After a series of events Hannah finally discovers who her birth mother is and where she works. During their brief meeting, Hannah’s birth mother refuses to acknowledge her. Stunned once again by the rejection of her own birth mother, she bursts in tears.
Toward the end of the movie, before going back to college, Hannah says good-bye to her father. In those moments with him, she says, “Thank you for wanting me.”
To be loved is to be wanted!
We all long to be wanted; we all desire to be loved. The amazing thing is that God wanted us, desired us and loved us while we were sinners. In other words, God loved us while we didn’t know Him, want Him or love Him.
One of our youth group girls shared in her personal testimony how she gave her life to Christ after reading Romans 5:8: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
This Valentine’s Day, remember that you are wanted, desired and loved very much by your Heavenly Father. If you can grasp this truth, you will experience freedom and joy.