“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dear Love,

My Dearest,

I have been thinking about you day and night. Thoughts of you consume me. Have you thought of me too? Your beauty astounds me. Compared to you, nothing is worth catching my gaze. The sunsets no longer look so captivating. The mountains no longer have the mystical aura that keeps my thoughts. Your image constantly pulls me from reality to a dream where we are together, side-by-side, forever more. 

Never let go of the spirit inside you; do not be foolish like others around you, and try to be someone else. You are amazing! You have an inner beauty that could never be matched. I long so deeply to enjoy your laugh in person, it makes my heart smile. Your nature and your heart are one of a kind. I have never had the pleasure of meeting someone quite like you.

I left some flowers for you. I hope you enjoy them. But they could never replicate your beauty. You are a gift to the world. Never hide the shining light within you. If any evil spirit comes to tell you otherwise, he is a liar and a thief. Send him away empty handed. Do not let him take a piece of your magnificent heart.

Please come to me. I need you with me, to myself, be whole again. I know the journey won’t be easy for you, but trust me, it will be worth it. All the hard work fighting the good fight will bring you closer and closer to me, my love. Enjoy as much of the adventure as you can, but when it seems too much, think of me and know that I am with you in your heart always. Call on me or send me a note. I am never too far away to answer your call. I can’t start the journey for you, you must make that choice. I will, however, never stop requesting that you come. You are far too important to me to cease.

All My Love for You,

Yes. Jesus writes this to YOU. Not me, not your friend, not your neighbor, to You. See for yourself-

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14)

“Come near to God and He will come near to you.” (James 4:8)

“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him… We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:16-17, 19)

“The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

You are LOVED by the one who created the sun, the moon, and the stars in the sky. Enjoy that! 

Reflection Question: Do you realize how much Jesus loves you? Are you treating yourself like someone who is loved by God?