As I’ve mentioned before, our son is at Ecola Bible School, on the Oregon coast. He has shared, time and time again, about what a beautiful place it is. This is a picture he took a while back and I thought I would share it here. When I look at this I’m reminded again at at what a marvelous Creator we serve.
Have you ever thought about God’s love for you? We can’t even comprehend the love He has for us. Those of us who understand this love are blessed. I think there are many (even some believers) who walk through life never giving it much thought. Sure, they know God loves them. But, do they (we) stop and really think about how much?
The more I grow in my walk with the Lord, the more I understand His love. Not because he has started loving me any more than he has been, but because I am becoming more aware of Him as I grow in that relationship. He loves us beyond any words I can use here to explain.
When you go to work you perform the best you can at your job. You might even take extra courses of study in order to promote yourself for a raise or a better position. Shouldn’t we strive for the same as Christians? When we do, we are rewarded with an awareness that only comes from growth. Every time we read our Bibles we are “taking an extra course of study” better positioning ourselves with God. The higher our position gets the better our relationship is – and the more aware we are of His love. I have to take my own advise here and apply it everyday to grow my relationship with the Lord. (There is never an end to the growth that we can experience through studying His word.) I encourage you to do the same – you’ll never regret it.
I know quite a few content Christians. They are content in knowing they are saved. They are good people living good moral lives, but are doing nothing to grow in the Lord. I pray that one day they will come to realize that there is so much more to it than that. Who would not want to be close to Him? Look at this beauty He gives us as a part of His love.
I found this love letter a while back and just couldn’t wait to share it here. I was so moved when I read this. I hope you will be too. If you don’t know this kind of love. Find a Christian friend, or family member to talk with. Tell them that you want to know God and His love. Or, if you’d like you can email me or message me on Facebook. Don’t hurry through when you read this. And, it’s even better when you read it out loud. Be blessed!
You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
I am familiar with all your ways.
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
For you were made in my image.
In me you live and move and have your being.
For you are my offspring.
I knew you even before you were conceived.
I chose you when I planned creation.
You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I knit you together in your mother’s womb.
And brought you forth on the day you were born.
I have been misrepresented
by those who don’t know me.
I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.
1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father.
1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
For I am the perfect father.
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Because I love you with an everlasting love.
My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.
And I rejoice over you with singing.
I will never stop doing good to you.
For you are my treasured possession.
I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul.
And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me.
Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.
For it is I who gave you those desires.
I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.
For I am your greatest encourager.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you.
As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart.
One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes.
And I’ll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.
I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
He is the exact representation of my being.
He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you.
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you.
1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love.
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me.
1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.
Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.
I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.
My question is…
Will you be my child?
I am waiting for you.
Love, Your Dad