I've been listening to a series of CDs by Beth Moore, "Wednesdays with Beth", and today she talked about how so many of us Christians live as though we are not forgiven. I really need to listen to this one again (and I will), but hearing the message today is what inspired my thoughts on the photo above. I never know how things will go over, or if they make any sense to anyone other than me, but here it is, such as it is.
I keep telling myself I am forgiven, but some days, it sure seems like I fail to appropriate that forgiveness. Today is my physical birthday. I was given the gift of forgiveness many years ago on my spiritual birthday. How wonderful it would be to accept and celebrate my spiritual gifts, to use them and live with them "out in the open" and not tucked away in the dark recesses of my soul.