“But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” In order to stay on the high road with Christ, I can’t listen to the many voices clamoring for my attention, trying to divert me to another path. Jesus has called me to walk ever so close with Him, soaking in His presence, living in His peace. This is His unique design for me, planned before the world began.

Leah helps us realize that most of what we call love, and our search for it, is really a desperate expedition for evidence that we are valuable enough to be loved in the first place. We want to feel like our life is worth something to someone. We are desperate to be known not just as a body but as a soul. We want to be vulnerable and in that vulnerability to be accepted. We want to be loved unconditionally.