Right now, tired and emotionally drained, I felt as if I wasn't doing anything or caring for anybody very well.
She continued lovingly, "We always talks about how God is
enough for us. But - we also are enough for God. God will always love others through us, accomplish good through us. That's what God does."
I sat there, stunned. I had so many memories of times lately when I just hadn't felt up to taking care of others, being there for others, but I had done it. I always felt like the little boy timidly offering a basket of fragments to Jesus to use to feed others. Because my life, my energy, felt broken into pieces.
"I want you to think about this," the beautiful voice continued as I used a kleenex, " about how God loves other people through you and God loves you through other people."
I remembered the rest of the story. Jesus used the little boy's basket of fragments to feed thousands. I could give Him the little I had, and He wouldn't mind, He'd multiply the broken fragments of my soul to feed those He chose to feed. He'd use the flickering candle of my love to light up any hilltop He chose. Because it was His Love that flowed through me to others.
Unexpectedly I also remembered the smiles and hugs of my family and friends and how I always felt His Love warming me and strengthening me and consoling me through them.
I felt humbled. I felt reassured. I felt free. Because God loves me and loves in me and loves through me. I smiled at the beautiful face of my counselor whom God had just gently used to remind me that I was always and everywhere and forever enough for Him. We ALL are!!!