The painting above was created by our daughter, Kathryn. It is of a vision, that Father gave her in 2003. We will let her describe it in her own words:
"At a time when I was struggling to accept that God loved me for who I am, and that He even noticed me among the crowd, God used this picture to speak His truth to me.
We live in an extremely busy world, where we have little time to value people. In this world many view God in the same way, someone who has little time and value for His children. Seeing God in this light, I had an image of having to queue up in an endless line of people in order to have my five minutes with Him. I believed that in this crowd of people God would not even notice if I left.
But God showed me what He really thought of me. I saw His heart and it had millions of holes. Some holes were shining with a dazzling light, while others were just empty black holes. God said that everyone had a unique place in His heart, and we all had our own room. No one else could fill that hole, that room, except the person whose room it was. His words were "I would notice if you went away, and if you never returned, because no one else could fill your space. There would be an empty black hole, which would remain empty unless you filled it. My heart will be broken for eternity, because not everyone will come back to me. Not all of the spaces will be filled, and I will notice every empty hole."
Kathryn Scaldwell Culf
[To see more of Kathryn's paintings, please see the link on the Links page]
All of us have a unique place in Father's heart.
Nobody is excluded or forgotten, and nobody can take our place.
We may choose to turn our backs on Him, but He will never turn His back on us.
Indeed Father's desire, the deep longing of His heart, is that everyone would come and take their unique place in His heart. He has no favourites, there are no holes that are bigger or more palatial than others!! But for every one of us there is a room, a place in Father's heart, with our name on the door!!
Do you know your unique place in His heart??
Have you tasted and experienced the unique love that He has only for you?
Knowing that place in Father's heart, knowing that we are unique and uniquely loved, is the only true source of peace and security. If you don't know that place, have never known that deep sense of rest and peace, then we invite you to come and experience that love on one of our "Homecoming" Retreats.