A valentine for Casi

Look at this face and tell me she's not excited about Jesus (and the ice cream). Love, love Casi!

Look at this face and tell me she’s not excited about Jesus (and the ice cream). Love, love Casi!

Her text was kind of bossy. “Read John 17!” she commanded with four exclamation points. That’s so Casi, I thought, smiling at the next sentence: “THIS is how we’re loved!”

If you knew Casi, you’d smile too. She’s enthusiastic, kind, and passionate about Jesus. Her world revolves around faith—His purpose, desires, and promises. Yep, that’s my girl. That’s His girl.

So what’s got this nineteen year old pumped on Valentine’s Day? Nothing more than her own perfect love story: God adores her, Jesus prays for her, and she’s in good, forever hands.

Want to feel the love for yourself? Start with John 17. (Don’t know if you’ve heard, but Casi highly recommends it.) Here’s a tiny portion she’s currently drooling over. And I gotta agree, the words are indeed sweet:

Jesus looked to Heaven and said, “…Father, I am departing from the world, but they are staying. Protect them by the power of Your name. I’m not asking You to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one….Make them holy by Your truth; teach them Your word, which is truth.”

“I am praying for all who will ever believe in Me. I pray they will all be one, just as You and I are one….May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know You sent me and that You love them as much as You love me….” John 17: 1-21, NLT

Happy Valentine’s Day, worthy daughters in Christ. Just like Casi, I pray you feel the Father’s acceptance, appreciate the Lord’s sacrifice, and embrace the Spirit’s joy. As a wise young woman once texted,  “THIS is how we’re loved!!!!”

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3 thoughts on “A valentine for Casi

    • worthydaughters says:

      Oh, yes, throughout scripture, the Bible says that Jesus prays to God for us. In John 17, while He was still on earth, He asked God to protect us (that’s the John 17 reference used in this blog). Now that Jesus is back in Heaven and seated at the right hand of God, it still happens. Hebrews 7:25 and Romans 8:34 say that Jesus talks with God about us. If you think about it, this makes sense: Jesus knows what it’s like to be human, so He understands our needs. And He’s also the literal way to God, since His own blood paved the way for us to enjoy God forever.

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