His Perfect Love

Four years. That’s how long it has been since I found out I was going to be a mother. I remember that day as if it were yesterday. The day I thought my life was over. Yet, it saved me.

I was devastated as I watched two lines appear across my positive pregnancy test. As my eyes filled with tears the only words I could find were "God how could this be?" I was nowhere near ready for a child. How was I going to tell the father of this child- whom was not my husband? This should have been a happy moment for Caleb and me but instead it was a very hard one.

Yes, we should have not made the wrong choices. We should have remained pure until the day we got married just as God wishes upon us all. We knew we would have consequences for our actions and this was it (we thought). Oh, but GOD!!!!

I wronged him and yet he forgave me. He took my sin and turned it into good. I wasn't punished, I was blessed. I was believing all the lies from the devil, just like he wants us to. I thought my life was crashing down when really God was giving me a chance to start a new life.

I began hearing Jesus speak to me with life, “Rather being ashamed of your pregnancy, show your brothers and sisters they can come to me just as they are.” “Tell the world about my Fathers masterpieces and how each and every one of you are fearfully and wonderfully made in His image.” We are all broken and that is exactly why we need God.

God’s wonderful Grace saved me. Today I am a mother to two sweet littles and a wife to an amazing man.

I’m proof that He can restore the broken and make all things new. You’re never too dirty. He can use you just where you are, just open your heart!

 

with all my heart,

Sarah Lopes