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!!      God bless.               
 In Christ,   Jesse Jost

A Love Letter from God

 Beloved child,
    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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