For Their Souls to Feel Their Worth

January 18, 2016 by admin - No Comments

The following post is written by a Eden staff member who participated in the Christmas gift outreach last month.

It is nearly midnight on Christmas Eve as I write this. A co-worker wrote a Christmas card to us and asked us to take a moment to reflect on the women we have impacted lately through our time, love and service to them.

As I do this, I am listening to my favourite Christmas carol, O Holy Night. Oh, how I love this song — the words are so laden with HIS GLORY. It gives me goosebumps every time. Each year, different words from that song speak to me. The words that really strike me this year are these (my emphasis added):

O Holy Night
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and ever pining
‘Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth

Immediately, these words brought me to that little rugged alley I walked on 2 weeks ago when we were handing out Christmas gifts and sharing Father’s love to the girls in the red light districts of our city. It was a bitterly cold night. There was a group of young teenagers huddled around a small charcoal stove to keep warm. Their faces were painted and their bodies dressed with their “work wardrobe”, and they were giggly, chatting and on their smart phones playing games, all at the same time. Their youth overwhelmed me and my heart broke and yearned for more for their lives. We shared with them about their worth and beauty in the Father’s eyes.

Long lay the world in sin and ever pining
‘Til He appeared and THE SOUL FELT ITS WORTH

And this is my exact prayer for those girls. Until Christ appears in their lives, their soul will not feel nor fathom the extent of their worth; that they are precious and have been bought at a price, that Father desires for them to be slaves no more. Please lift them up that this truth will prevail in their lives so intimately, like it’s engraved on their hearts.

As I pray this, I celebrate the deep glory and beauty of Jesus Christ and what Christmas Eve means. O Holy Night.