If you are an LGBT person or the parent or friend of an LGBT person you are probably aware that there is a deficit of love that is offered to LGBT people. Fortunately there are some people out there that are trying to make up for that deficit and I am lucky enough to know some of them.
One of the people that is working hard to spread the message of love to LGBT people is Susan Contrell who blogs at Freed Hearts. Susan is a writer, speaker and teacher. Susan has a knack for finding beautiful stories and experiences to write about in order to demonstrate the kind of attitude that Christians should have towards LGBT people. I hope you will take the time to check out her blog or even go and hear her speak if she ends up in a location near you (she will be in Dallas at the monthly Dallas PFLAG meeting on October 10, 2013)
In the meantime, enjoy this short but very beautiful piece she posted this week:
A sweet reader named Jill sent this beautiful piece. I reprint it with her permission.
“When my daughter was born and they laid her on my stomach for the first time, and she opened her eyes and looked at me, I was struck like a thunderbolt with the thought, “She has just been with God.” She looked so wise and knowing and peaceful, and I felt so amazed that God was sharing this piece of creation with me. Since that moment, I have always had this sense that my children were not MINE, just to do with as I please, but that they were on loan from God, given to me to nurture and teach and raise and LOVE. To show them what it means to be loved just as you are, to give and receive love and forgiveness and care.
“So when that precious baby, who I just knew had been with God moments before she was with me, came to me 20 years later and told me she was gay….what on earth could I show her but love? She was not, is not, mine to judge or reject or try to change. She is what God sent her into this world and my arms to be….a beautiful piece of God’s love for us.”