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 (Ps. 139: 1-3). Even the very hairs on your head are numbered (Matt. 10: 29-31). For you were made in my image (Gen. 1: 27). In me you live and move and have your being. For you are my offspring (Acts 17: 28). I knew you even before you were conceived (Jer. 1: 4-5). I chose you when I planned creation (Eph. 1: 11-12). You were not a mistake. For all your days are written in my book (Ps. 139: 15-16). I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live (Acts 17: 26) You are fearfully and wonderfully made. I knit you together in your mother’s womb (Ps. 139: 13-14), and brought you forth in the day you were born (Ps. 71-6).
I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me (John 8: 41-44). 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. Simply because you are my child and I am your f ather (1 John 3: 1). I offer you more than your earthly father ever could (Matt. 7: 11), for I am the perfect father (Matt. 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 (Matt. 6: 31-33). My plan for your future has always been filled with hope (Jer. 29: 11), because I love you with an ever-lasting love (Jer. 31: 3). My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore (Ps. 139: 17-18), and I rejoice over you with singing (Zeph. 3: 17). I will never stop doing good to you (Jer. 32: 40), for you are my treasured possession (Exod. 19: 5). I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul (Jer. 32: 31). And I want to show you great and marvelous things (Jer. 33: 3).
If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me (Deut. 4: 29). Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart (Ps. 37: 4), for it is I who gave you those desires (Phil. 2: 13). I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine (Eph. 3: 20), for I am your greatest encourager (2 Thes. 2: 16-17). I am also the Father, who comforts you in all your troubles (2 Cor. 1: 3-4). When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you (Ps. 34: 18). As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart (Is. 40: 11). 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 (Rev. 21: 3-4).
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus (John 17: 23). For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed (John 17: 26). He is the exact representation of my being (Heb. 1: 3). He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you (Rom. 8: 31), and to tell you that I am not counting your sins. Jesus died so that we could be reconciled (2 Cor. 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 (Rom. 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 (Rom. 8: 38-39). Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen (Luke 15: 7). I have always been Father, and will always be Father (Eph. 3: 14-15). My question is … will you be my child (John 1: 12-13)? I am waiting for you (Luke 15: 11-32).
Love, your Dad, Almighty God.
(Father’s Love Letter used by permission Father Heart Communications Copyright 1999-2006 www.FathersLoveLetter.com)
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