"...Long before any human being saw us,
we are seen by God's loving eyes.
Long before anyone heard us cry or laugh,
we are heard by our God who is all ears for us.
Long before any person spoke to us in this world,
we are spoken to by the voice of eternal love.
Our preciousness, uniqueness, and individuality
are not given to us by those who meet us in clock-time-
our brief chronological existence-
but by the One who has chosen us
with an everlasting love,
a love that existed from all eternity
and will last through all eternity."
This short and simple book rocked my spiritual life when I read it for the first time at 19,
and it is just what my heart needs right now.