That has stuck with me.
Last Thursday night, after a very busy, very trying week, I climbed into our big recliner and called the thirteen girls at our house in for a time of quiet before they began drinking their sodas and Red Bulls in order to stay up all night.
Honestly, I was so physically and emotionally exhausted from the first three days of the week, that I almost called the "girls' night" off. Oh, thank You God, that my selfishness didn't win out this time.
I asked the girls to share some things they believed about themselves.
"I'm not worthy of friends who care."
On and on they went, spewing out these things that were lies from the enemy.
Then I had them speak Truth about themselves. It was difficult for them.
One precious girl, in a wad laying at the side of my chair began to weep. I knew what was going on in her life and reached over and held on to her leg and said, "You are wanted!"
By the Most High.
He doesn't ignore our calling out to Him. As a matter of fact, Psalm 116:2 says that He inclines His ear to hear us. He bends over to catch every whisper directed His way.
Be still my heart.
I looked around at the beauty in that room. The hearts that wanted to be wanted. To be chosen.
Help them get it Lord. Help them understand that only You can fill that God-sized hole that is yearning to be loved. To be beautiful and to be chosen. To be wanted.