Love, Your Dad

4 Jul

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 (Psalm139:2).  I am familiar with all your ways (Psalm 139:3).  Even the very hairs on your head are numbered (Matthew 10:29-31), for you were made in my image (Genesis 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 (Jeremiah 1:4-5).  I chose you when I planned creation (Ephesians 1:11-12).  You were not a mistake, for 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 are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).  I knit you together in your 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 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 Father (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 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 31:41) and I want to show you great and marvelous things (Jeremiah 33:3).  If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me (Deuteronomy 4:29).  Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your 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 shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart (Isaiah 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 (Revelation 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 (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.  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 (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 Father, and will always be Father (Ephesians 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

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