I heard our Lord say: “Come forward. Step over the line!”- …. a word not only to me, but to everyone one of us who is in the race to win the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus. Stepping over the line is winning the prize by believing that it is “no longer I, but Christ” doing the work, manifesting Himself. It’s my hope that what is written in this allegory will be my testimony at the end of my journey here on earth:


One who looked like nothing knew who she was- “Nothing in Herself.” She did not know however that she was a test, even called to be a test for everyone who met her… a test for everyone who judged by appearance, and indeed, that was everyone.

She took very seriously the Most High’s admonition to become as a little child and His commandments to love Him and to love others. “Nothing in Herself” came to understand that it could only be done by God’s grace through the many humbling experiences and trials she endured- so many that beat her down until only a meek and contrite spirit remained. What price!

Those who were great in their own eyes turned their noses up at her with great contempt. They could not smell the beautiful aroma of the perfume she wore and had become; They could not see her great heart of compassion out of which came many prayers for mercy, forgiveness and transformation for them; They could not hear the still small voice within them that tried to warn that “Nothing in Herself” was great in God, even His treasure to be valued and honored.

So the great ones in their own eyes smugly belittled “Nothing in Herself” and spoke condemningly of her to others. They did not realize that they were bringing a snare to themselves, for every word believed and spoken against God’s chosen ones had repercussions.

“Nothing in Herself” s” destiny was just “to be” and let God be ALL that HE wanted to be… a vessel through whom He could express all that He was… a pure vessel who was not seeking anything for herself… a holy instrument to bring conviction on the wayward condition and course of man.

Unlike the seemingly great ones, “Nothing in Herself” had chosen “Simplicity” to be her teacher and hence, her way of life. The kingdoms of this world had become as nothing holding not even one iota of attraction for her. The praises of men had become as sounding brass and clanging cymbals and because “Nothing in Herself” believed in God’s Word, vexation of spirit and vanity were no longer the fruit of her actions. No care of the world weighed her down and the deceitfulness of riches were not a temptation to her. What a blessed one she was!

This chosen one had been awakened by the kiss of the Prince of Peace… the sweet and potent kiss that permeated her with peace and good will toward man… the kiss that empowered her to become life, joy, steadfastness, and wisdom… even perfection of “being.”

“Nothing in Herself” was and is the message of love to all men.