Our Heavenly Father’s Love Letter
I don’t usually just copy and paste things for my blog, but I read this on Broken Believers and I thought it was so good I wanted to share. If you read it at the original source — http://www.fathersloveletter.com/ — you can listen to it read and can also read it in 90+ other languages. I love the progression of this letter and the fact that each sentence is supported by the Bible verse it is based on. I hope you are blessed as much as I was by this wonderful expression of God’s love for you and me.
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
Although humans name many different feelings as, “love,” the Apostle John describes love, as “laying down one’s life for the brethren.” It is unquestionably, a selfless love. As God is perfect, magnanimously giving of His energy and continuance to sustain reality, Christ is perfect – in sacrificially giving His eternal life-force to unite with ours, enabling us to be like Him – existing timelessly forever. We must love like this.
It is how we become perfect as “our Heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew, chapter 5). Even more than that, this continual communal action of: love for God and love and prayer for each other, acts as a “spiritual highway” bringing Heaven to earth. It alters our reality!
Excerpt From: Mike Stair. “On Earth As It Is In Heaven.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/DZeA8.l
The most fantastic experience in life – being adopted into the family of the perfect Father God.
How could anyone feel unloved and unwanted when we consider His great love and – wonder of wonder – His desire to have ME as His child!
What amazing love.
What an incredible Father.
What a Saviour!
So true! It is amazing that He loves us, that He loves ME, so very much. And I thought the person who put together this Love Letter did such a great job of putting together various verses highlighting that truth in a perfect progression. Peace, Linda
I feel special 🙂
Ann, It made me feel special, too, and very loved! Peace, Linda
I just love this, Linda! Thank you for sharing it here!