When, as a child, you are abandoned by a parent - there's such an empty feeling inside your heart of hurt and betrayal. And inside you, your own self-worth and self-esteem of who you are takes hard knocks.
It is as if your parent had said, "This is what you mean to me... This is how much you're worth to me... Nothing."
And you carry on with life, with that empty bubble inside you... That hollowness that never gets filled.
Seeking desperately for love... But afraid of love... Not daring to let anyone in to hurt you again.
Until the day comes, when you stand at the Cross and see Jesus hanging on the Cross... His sacrifice, the price paid, for YOU!
That's when you feel the Father's arms around you, holding you safe and tight... And you'll hear His voice, whispering in your ear, "This is what you mean to Me... This is how much I think you're worth... Everything."