God’s Letter

My child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you
(Psalm 139:1).

I know when you sit down and when you rise up
(Psalm 139:2).

I am familiar with your ways
(Psalm 139:3).

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered
(Matt 10:29-31)

for you were made in my image
(Genesis 1:27).

In me you live and move and have your being
(Acts 17:28)

for you are my offspring (Acts 17:28).

I knew you even before you were conceived
(Jeremiah 1:4-5).

I chose you even before I planned creation
(Ephesians 1:11-12).

You were not a mistake; all your days are written in my book
(Psalm 139:15-16).

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live
(Acts 17:26).

You were fearfully and wonderfully made
(Psalm 139:14).

I knit you together in you mother’s womb
(Psalm 139:13)

and brought you forth on the day you were born (Psalm 71:6).

I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me
(John 8:41-44).

I am not distant and angry, but I 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).

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could
(Matthew 7:11)

for I am the perfect father
(Matthew 5:48).

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand
(James 1:17)

for I am your provider, and I meet all your needs
(Matthew 6:31-33)

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
(Jeremiah 29:11)

Because I love you with an everlasting love
(Jeremiah 31:3),

my thoughts toward you are as countless as the sand on the seashore
(Psalm 139:17-18)

and I rejoice over you with singing
(Zephaniah 3:17).

I will never stop doing good to you
(Jeremiah 32:40)

for you are my treasured possession
(Exodus 19:5).

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul
(Jeremiah 32:41).

I want to show you great and marvelous things
(Jeremiah 33:3).

If you seek me with all you heart, you will find me
(Deuteronomy 4:29).

Delight in me, and I will give you the desires of you heart
(Psalm 37:4)

for it is I who gave you those desires (Philippians 2:13).

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine
(Ephesians 3:20)

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
(Psalm 34:18).

As a Shepard carries a lamb, I have carried you close you my heart
(Isaiah 40:11).

One day, I will wipe away every tear from your eyes
(Revelation 21:3-4),

and I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth
(Revelation 21:3-4).

I am your father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus
(John 17:26).

He is the exact representation of my being
(Hebrews 1:3).

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you
(Romans 8:31)

and to tell you that I am not counting your sins
(2 Corinthians 5:18-19).

Jesus died so that you 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 so that I might gain your love
(Romans 8:31-32).

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
(Romans 8:38-39).

Come home, and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen
(Luke 15:7).

I have always been your father and will always be your father
(Ephesians 3:14-15).

My question is, will you be my child
(John 1:1-13)?

I am waiting for you
(Luke 15:11-32).

Your Dad, Almighty God … ♥

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