“… for You created all things, and by Your will they existed and were created.”

Everything in life has a beginning. Nothing has ever come to existence without reason; it all started somewhere and with a great purpose. Your story has a great beginning.

Around the age of 6, I started asking the question that any parent probably avoids answering as long as possible – “where do babies come from?” Being raised in a Christian household, my mother would always reply back by simply saying they were God’s gift. For some time I found that answer satisfying however, the older I got the more I wanted to understand how this ‘gift from God’ came to be.

Eventually, a few years later my mother sat me down and further explained that babies were a product of love shared between two people. From the moment I heard those words they became engraved in my mind – a product of love. Since then, these words have shaped my view of life, and reason for existence.

For the most part my mother was right; we are a product of love, but whose love? From the physical aspect, we can simply say that two people in an intimate relationship were able to reproduce; but as we all know, not all intimate relationships are driven by love. So that brings us back to this question: Whose product of love are we really? If we dared to look at the greater picture, we would begin to understand that it wasn’t just an intimate experience between two people that brought us here. There was a greater entity that desired, and anxiously longed for our existence.

But who is this entity? And why did it desire to bring us into existence? In Jeremiah 31:3 God says it beautifully, “I have loved you with an everlasting love…”  Do we fully grasp the concept of “everlasting”, let alone of “love”? Think about the word “everlasting”. This means eternal, infinite, undying.  A love that exists outside the boundaries of time.  This love goes beyond any measures of love that we know.

It’s unconditional, and unchanging; it’s not based on who you are, where you have come from, or what you have done.  It’s love without reason.  Do you understand that? In other words, you were desired for love and created by love.  Perhaps you are still not able to fully wrap your mind around this, but matters of God’s sovereignty are meant to transcend our physical minds.

Despite this beautiful truth, the sad reality remains that many today have a negative view of life. There are people who beat themselves up emotionally and mentally because they believe they are a product of their environment; a product of a broken family, a product of their addiction or abuse, a product of their past mistakes, and so on.

In other words, they can’t think highly of themselves because they believe they are a product of something low and worthless – that itself acts as a limitation to their real potential. Although they were created by something eternal and everlasting, they associate themselves with what is physical and temporary.  The truth is, the only way we can begin to see the greatness built within us, is when we understand that we ourselves are a product of something great.

So to conclude, I will leave you with these last thoughts to think about as you begin your week.  What marked the beginning of your story was when He desired you for love, and saw that you needed His love to continue to exist.

Therefore, you are not simply a product of your parent’s decisions. You are not a product of a broken home, you are not a product of people’s judgement, or your environment, or your circumstances, or your failures, or your regrets, or your weaknesses, or your past. You are a product of love – HIS great, eternal, undying, unchanging, unconditional love. That’s the beginning of your story – never let anyone else tell you otherwise.

“Your love, Oh Lord, reaches to the heavens…” Psalm 36:5

Have a blessed week. See you next Monday!

Written by Christina Girma

    18 Comments

  1. ewnett February 3, 2014 at 7:05 pm Reply

    Amen, amen! loved this!

  2. Jerusalem Bete February 3, 2014 at 7:08 pm Reply

    wow so true!

  3. S February 3, 2014 at 7:56 pm Reply

    This is written so beautifully. We are a product of the most High GOD.

  4. Semere February 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm Reply

    That is a great message, Christina. Very well delivered and insightful.

    Keep it up.

  5. Ruthie February 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm Reply

    wow pow wow this is awesome girlie I AM A PRODUCT OF LOVE CREATED TO BE LOVED AND MADE TO LOVE <3 bless ya

  6. Elsa February 3, 2014 at 11:14 pm Reply

    God bless you Cristina !!!! Its so true we all need to remember where we came from and understand where we are going !!! Well done! keep it up! I look froward to next week.

  7. Abi February 4, 2014 at 12:31 am Reply

    Amen! What a powerful message. God bless u Athinayee, can’t wait to read more next week.

  8. samzz February 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm Reply

    “A love that exists outside the boundaries of time”

    love it. thank you.

  9. Heskias February 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm Reply

    Such a powerful message! Thank you for translating your mom’s message to language your generation understands…

  10. Tsegay February 5, 2014 at 9:30 am Reply

    God bless you, Christina.
    You don’t understand what reading this letter did for me this morning.

    Keep it coming as long as the Lord permits.

  11. Yosef February 5, 2014 at 11:39 am Reply

    Excellently put and very insightful and uplifting … Can’t wait for next week

  12. Addisu February 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm Reply

    This sounds like a personal message to me, Christina!
    Thanks you ..

  13. Genet B February 7, 2014 at 6:34 am Reply

    So beautifuly put truth! Thanks Selamye and of course you too 🙂

  14. Kidy February 9, 2014 at 2:50 am Reply

    Really great message and very up to date . May God pour out more for this beautiful generation and great job for obeying. Stay blessed.

  15. Eliadah February 10, 2014 at 12:17 am Reply

    WOW! This was absolutely beautiful! Keep it up.

  16. Reem February 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm Reply

    Another phenomenal message. May the Lord continue to speak through you. Looking forward to next Sunday 😉

  17. Hillu February 21, 2014 at 12:52 am Reply

    ‘An everlasting love’ … Wow! It blows my mind each time I think of this… What manner of love is this?!
    Can never grow past His love, only deeper! Beautifully put my love!

  18. Nati Tessema May 6, 2014 at 1:12 pm Reply

    ” What marked the beginning of your story was when He desired you for love, and saw that you needed His love to continue to exist”. Love it!

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