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July 5, 2021: He Completes Us

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears My voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me” (Rev. 3:20, KJV).

This verse gives me comfort because it reassures me that God will always be there for me, ready to come to my aid at any moment. I grew up in a Seventh-day Adventist home, but I didn’t have a personal relationship with God. When I got older, I felt like something was missing.

I grew up thinking about love and how I wanted someone to make me feel complete. I began dating, and every relationship started out great, but some of the guys wanted more than just love. This made me feel like I wasn’t good enough for anyone. I was tired of chasing guys and looking for someone to love me.

One day, I talked to my pastor, and he made me realize that all I needed to do was to truly turn to God. I felt so guilty because I thought God wouldn’t forgive me for all my past sins. My pastor told me about Mary Magdalene and how, despite all of her mistakes, God was still there for her.

That day, I realized how close God was and how willing He was to help me. He was the only One who could truly bring fulfillment in my life. As my favorite verse says, He’s at the door, waiting for us to open it and let Him in!

Dear Heavenly Father, please help us to open our eyes and see that You are ready to come into our lives and make us complete. Amen.

Andrea Huaytalla is a 2020 graduate of Shenandoah Valley Academy in Virginia.