I Have No Shame
I expected Him to say, "Shame on you!" He didn't. As a matter of fact, though I often feel very ashamed of myself, He has never shamed me publicly or privately. I'm weak, inadequate, unforgivable, lacking, dirty, rotten, and no good. But He is strong, more than enough, forgiving, plentiful, clean, pure, and full of goodness. He is always kind, merciful, and gentle towards me. Though I'm unworthy to be there, He has never made me feel out of place in His presence. I tend to be awkward but never with Him! He seeks me out, invites Himself in to where I am, and He sits down to converse with me. He tells me of His unconditional love for me, and He asks if I'll love Him back. I tell Him I will and that I do, of course. Then He takes me to all of the places in my heart I've tried to ignore and talks to me about what He finds there. When He is finished I know I've been forgiven and that He is not ashamed of me. And I am left with the most exhilarating joy.