“Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior. His father was Gilead; his mother was a prostitute.” Judges 11:1
Whatever our backgrounds and history, God can empower us to serve HIM. Jephthah was used by God despite his background and rejected by his own family.
Mrs. Gumble commented, “It doesn’t matter what our backgrounds are, or other people’s expectations of us, or even our perceptions of ourselves. What matters is how God sees us. EVERYONE is far more beautiful, loved and precious than we could ever know.” (BIOY day 130)