More importantly to me is that we all have part of the light within us. In our trials and difficulties, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that we are beautifully and wonderfully made. He is not a Heavenly Father that does not welcome us back. He is not a Father that doesn't forgive. He is not a father who never forgets what we have done or who thinks that we have done things so terrible that we are not worth saving. That has never been His message to us.
He loves us exactly as we are right this minute. He wants us to return to Him. He wants us to know that we are loved and needed and wanted in this life and the next. He wants us to know that there is still hope even when we feel wounded and hopeless.
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
We have value, we have worth, we are so, so loved.