My dear child,
I have looked into your soul and I know you well. I know where you are and how you are feeling. I am familiar with all of your ways. I am all around you and my hand is on you. If you go up to the heavens among the stars or to the depths of the oceans, or fly through the night till morning and settle on the far side of the sea, even in the darkness; you cannot go beyond my reach.
I created your inmost being and formed you in your mother’s womb. You are wonderfully made;[a] created in my own image.[b] Before you were born, I ordained all the days of your life. My thoughts of you outnumber the grains of sand.[a] You cannot fathom how much you are worth to me; even the very hairs of your head are all numbered![c] You are my offspring.[d] Freely, I have chosen you to be one of my heirs. Your hope in Christ is my glory![e]
I am love. If you live in love, you live in me and I in you.[f] Great love have I lavished upon you, my child.[g] If you seek me first, and my righteousness; do not worry — I will take care of your needs.[h] Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows.[i] I love you with an everlasting love.[j]
Know that the Lord your God is God; I am the faithful God keeping my covenant of love with those who love me and put my commandments upon their hearts.[k] If you obey me fully, then you will be my treasured possession.[l] The fear of the Lord is an inspiration. Never turn away from me, and I will rejoice in doing good to you forever.[m] Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great unsearchable things you do not know.[n] If you look for me with all your heart and soul, you will find me.[o] If you delight in the Lord, I will give you your heart’s desires.[p]
The Lord your God is mighty to save. He will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.[q] I am close to the broken-hearted and save those who are crushed in spirit. I hear the cry of the righteous, and deliver them from their troubles.[r] By my grace, I give your hearts eternal encouragement and great hope. I will strengthen you in every good deed and word.[s]
Someday, I will live with you and be your God. I will wipe every tear from your eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things will have passed away. I am making everything new![t]
I have loved you, even as I have loved my only begotten Son, Christ Jesus. Through Him, I have given you glory so that you may be one with us.[u] I have reconciled you to myself, not counting your sins against you.[v] Through the blood of His death and the power of His resurrection and life, I have made the way for you to receive eternal life.[w] This is love: not that you loved me, but that I loved you and sent my son as an atoning sacrifice for your sins.
Since I so loved you, you ought also to love one another. You have not seen me; but if you love one another, my love is made complete in you, as I live in you through the gift of my Spirit.[x]
Nothing will be able to separate you from my unfailing love.[y] There will be great rejoicing in heaven when you turn to me.[z] I will have compassion on you and run to you, my child, throw my arms around you and kiss you and We, with all the heavenly hosts, will celebrate in heaven over you.[aa]
I God, am your King from of old; I bring salvation upon the earth. It was I who split open the sea by my power; I broke the heads of the monster in the waters. It was I who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert. It was I who opened up springs and streams; I dried up the ever-flowing rivers. The day is mine; and mine also the night; I established the sun and the moon. It was I who set all the boundaries of the earth; I made summer and winter.[bb]
Blessed are those who ever praise the Lord Almighty, their King and their God. Blessed are those whose strength is in their Savior, the compassionate and gracious Prince of Peace.[cc] I will gather you in my arms and hold you close to my heart.[dd]
Your Heavenly Father, Lord God Almighty
To say that you “believe” in Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, doesn’t mean that you merely have confidence in His existence, but that you trust Him and depend upon Him. Rather than saying this “about” Him, say it “to” Him: “Lord, I believe in you; to be my guiding light through the little and big things in life, every day, and someday to take me home to live with you forever. I need you, now.”
Derived from God's great love letter, The Holy Bible: a Psalm 139:1-18, b Gen. 1:27, c Mat. 10:29-30, d Acts 17:28, e Eph. 1:11-12 & 14, f 1 John 4:16, g 1 John 3:1, h Mat. 6:31, i James 1:17, j Jer. 31:3, k Deut 7:9 & 6:6, l Ex. 19:5, m Jer. 32:40, n Jer. 33:3, o Deut 4:29, p Psalm 37:4, q Zeph 3:17, r Psalm 34:18&17, s 2 Thes. 2:16-17, t Rev. 21:3-5, u John 17:23&22, v 2 Cor 5:18-19, w Rom. 5:9&10, 1 Cor 6:14, John 14:6 & 6:40&47, x 1 John 4:10-13, y Rom. 8:39, z Luke 15:7, aa Luke 15:20-24, Psalm 74:12-17, bb Psalm 74:12-17, cc Psalm 84:4-5, dd Isaiah 40:11.
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