Today I get to introduce to you a new author — who is releasing her very first book! What I’ve of Dewdrops and Butterflies has been absolutely amazing, and I can’t wait to finish the book. Be sure to check out Goodreads for my full review of it.
In the meantime, Libby is posting here on MfM, and I couldn’t be happier!
Hey Kaitlyn! Thank you for letting me guest post! I’m so excited!
Today I’m going to talk about redemption!
In my novel Dewdrops and Butterflies (which btw what this blog tour is about) the MC goes through hard times in her life. Rose is certain that there is nobody who wants her as herself. She believes she’s ruined and unloveable.
As cliche as that sounds, I believe it’s something everybody battles with every once in a while. Even as Christians we doubt sometimes, why would God even want us? We’re all such dirty messes.
Angel, the girl that Rose meets during the course of the book, explains to Rose that “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Because of that, destiny has already been decided. We are destined for judgment. Yes, we are dirty messes.
Thing is, we are equally just as bad of a mess as we were when we first got saved. That day when you knew your sins had been washed away and you wanted nothing more than to spend your life recklessly for Jesus? You were washed completely white and pure, and today, whether that’s three days, weeks, or years since you’ve been saved, you are still white and pure, washed completely in the priceless blood of God Himself.
The blood of Jesus never runs dry and it never expires. He will never take it back, and He will never give up on you. You will never shock Him with your sin. He paid for all of them back on Calvary, and He already knew.
Christian, the love of God the Creator is poured out on you, and the only thing He asks you to do is do accept it. Psalm 103:14 says that God has compassion on us because He remembers that we are made of dust.
That is why He died for you, because He loves you and He knows there is not one other way for you to get to Him. He wanted you and He provided a way for you to get to Him. He knew that we as humans have sinful flesh made of dust. He knew there was nothing we could vow to do, or say, or execute to earn our own salvation. That is why the salvation He provides does not depend on our behavior or our goodness. We still sin, and we still fall short. And because of that we are covered and washed in the blood.
Nothing but the blood of Jesus has the power.
So no matter how ruined or unlovable or sinful you think you are, whether you’re already a Christian, or if this is the first time you’re hearing the hope of Jesus, He wants you with everything He is. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, went to the cross and died there with blood powerful enough to cover and wash the sin from every single human that ever lived. He was buried and three days later Jesus Christ, our Savior and King, rose from the dead and ascended back to the Father in heaven. He sits in this moment at the right hand of God making intercession for us. Every accusation that Satan ever brings against you, sins that you have committed, Jesus nods and says “She’s mine. I paid for that.”
All He wants is your heart and your trust. He loves you.
I pray that this touched your heart and reminded you afresh the grace and boundless love of God. Boundless means without measure and without… It means you can’t explain and can’t comprehend just how insanely infinite it is. That’s how much He loves you.
God bless you and guide you.
If you’re interested in reading about Rose and Angel and the whole story, you can order a copy of the paperback, or you can try winning one of the five prizes in the giveaway!
Guys, you can follow along on this blog tour over at geoturtle.com. And you can enter the giveaway HERE.
Congratulations, Libby, on your first release! May there be many more books to come . . . =)
I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.