Thoughts from my sister, Karli. 6 months in Israel.
“But then I will win her back once again. I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her there. I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope. She will give herself to me there, as she did long ago when she was young, when I freed her from her captivity in Egypt.” -Hosea 2:14-15
Clean, clean, clean.
Scrub, scrub, scrub.
Over and over again.
I wanted to make myself clean.
I wanted to drown my past in the sea of shame.
Everything I wanted was in the rain.
I wanted it to pour down,
Washing my insecurities and doubts away.
“Am I worthy?” I thought.
“Am I worthy to be loved?”
I couldn’t see past the dirt on my skin;
The particles kept digging in.
No way could I be deemed royal;
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