March 8, 2023

Love wins every time. God’s love is absolutely guaranteed every single time. No matter what you do in life, our heavenly Father is there for you and me. There have been times that I doubted God’s love for me when I have gone through difficult challenges.

When I was in college, I had a hard time coping with college life and being an “adult.” I chose to skip some of my college classes, especially those scheduled at 8 a.m.  I know I am not the first college student to do this, and I doubt I will be the last.  I had a tough time figuring out what I wanted to do with my life.  At 18 years old, I thought I was meant to be a performer by dancing my way through life.  My dreams were quickly crushed and, as a dramatic young adult, I thought my life was over.  My parents were my cheerleaders during this time. They told me to continue my college education at Oklahoma City University and encouraged me to enjoy my passion of dancing as a hobby.  They lifted me up and reminded me that I needed to keep my mind and heart open to new possibilities.

Little did I realize that God was helping me through this difficult time in my life.  He has always been there for me.  He spoke to me through my parents because I was having trouble putting my faith in Him.  God’s love was there for me, even when I was doubting His devotion to me.

I was meant to be an early childhood educator, not a dance performance major.  I was meant to stay at Oklahoma City University so I would meet my husband, Brian.  I was meant to be an early childhood educator in the state of Oklahoma for 15 years, teaching and nurturing the future of our state.  I was meant to become a member of St. Luke’s Methodist Church in 2014.  I was meant to become the Director of Children’s Ministries for St. Luke’s Edmond to share my love for Jesus Christ with the young children of our congregation.

God’s love prevailed in my life, time and time again.  I have not always been privy to His plans, but I have greatly benefited from them.  I have prayed to God for all the riches in my life and His love for me has provided.  I am grateful for His endless love and thank Him over and over.

Jocelyn Morgan, Edmond Campus Director of Children’s Ministry