One of my grandsons (20 years of age at the time) sent this to me recently. Maybe it will have the
impact on you that it does on me everytime I read it.
I recently searched the scriptures for passages concerning God's
love. I took some of the main passages and paraphrased them so that they
would all be in the first person, with God speaking directly to you. This
is what I came up with. We thought it might encourage you. I have put the
scripture references that I used at the end of the page. You can check for
yourself and know with confidence that these are God's words to YOU.
May you find the grace to abide in this amazing love!!
In Christ, Jesse Jost
A Love Letter from God
I want you to know how much I truly love you. Yes, I
have loved you with an everlasting love; with loving kindness I have drawn
you. I have searched you and known you. I know your sitting down and your
rising up, I understand your thought afar off. I comprehend your path and
your lying down, I am acquainted with all your ways. I have hedged you behind
and before, I have laid My hand on you. I know, such knowledge is too wonderful
for you, it is so high you can not attain it.
But where can you go from My Spirit, or where
can you flee from My presence? If you ascend into heaven, I am there. If
you make your bed in the depths, I am there as well. If you take the wings
of the morning, or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there My
hand shall lead you, and My right hand shall hold you. The darkness shall
not hide you, the darkness and the light are both alike to Me.
Child, I created every part of you, I tenderly covered
you in your mother's womb. You were not hidden from Me while I skillfully
knit your skeleton. I saw you even before you were formed.
You are truly precious in My sight. How often I think
of you!! If you could count the times they would number more than the sands
of the sea. The thoughts I have of you are plans of peace and not of evil,
to give you a future with hope!
Fear not, I am with you. Don't be dismayed, I am your
God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you. I hold you in My hand.
All the days I have fashioned for you are written in
My book. I set the number of days you have on this earth before you even existed,
and nothing can shorten them. You are Mine, little one, and no one can snatch
you from My hands.
O how I love you!! Abide in My love. I will quiet you
with My love, I will rejoice over you with singing.
Precious one, do not despise My chastening, for whom
I love, I chasten. I do this for your profit, that you may partake of My holiness.
Behold, eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it even entered in to the
heart of man, the things that I have prepared for those who love Me.
You love Me, because I first loved you. You know, there
is no greater love than to lay down one's life for his friend. This is even
how you know love, because I laid down My life for you.
O that you could comprehend the width and length
and depth and height of My love which surpasses knowledge. For what shall
separate you from My love? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution,
or famine, or peril, or sword? There is nothing, not death
nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor
things to come, nor any other created thing, that shall ever be able to
separate you from My love.
I love you dearly!!
El Shaddai ( The God who is more than enough )
Jer 31:3, Ps 139, Is 43:4, Jer 29:11, Is 41:10, John 10:28,
John 15:9, Zeph 3:17, Heb 4:5-6,10, 1Cor 2:9, 1John 4:19, John 15:13, 1John
3:16, Eph 3:18-19, Rom 8:35,38-39.
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