Every time I encounter The Father's Love Letter, I am always moved by its hopeful and affirming message. Whether or not you've read it before, I hope that you will allow these words of love to wrap around your heart and mind today. If you'd like to see the beautiful video of it instead, click here.
Resting in His Love,
GOD LOVES YOU.
And He is the Father you have been looking for all your life.
This is His love letter to you...
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
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Father's Love Letter
(c) 1999 - 2009, Father Heart Communications
(used with permission)
lovely thoughts, when i read the title i thought of love letters from your dad to your mom but this was even nicer. thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Thank you for that beautiful reminder!ReplyDelete
The video with music just made theReplyDelete
love letter extra special. What a joy to listen to and read this blog
it is so comforting to me since I was unable to go to church today so
missed the fellowship of my church
I haven't seen this before, complied in such a beautiful way. Beautiful. One of my favorite images is the one from Zephaniah where he rejoices over us with singing.ReplyDelete
Oh goodie.... some lovely people came to see me. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Loved this... I remember when I was a little girl I came home from a friend's house one evening and found a note from my dad on my pillow. It simply said, "Your room looks nice. Love you, Daddy".ReplyDelete
For whatever reason, it made me cry. I walked into the living room and sat on his lap and told him thank you. I told him it was the first note I'd ever gotten from my father and I'd treasure it always. (I still have it)
Anyway... he started to play with my hair and told me that I'd received lots of love notes from my father. He said they were scattered over every hill, in every dale, and twinkled in every night sky. I've cherished that thought as much as his note. I learned at a young age on my daddy's knee to look for the little messages of love that my Father in Heaven leaves for me daily.
I'm not sure why I wanted to share this with you.... but, I did.
Thank you for this lovely poem.
Oh this was awesome!! Love your picture of the flowers!ReplyDelete
Caryn, What a lovely memory you have of your earthly father.... and what a wise man to point you in the direction of your heavenly dad too! Lovely!ReplyDelete
Terri, so nice to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed the posting.
Beverly, You mention the image of Heavenly Dad singing over us -- I've marveled and pondered on that many times too.
Rosalie, Glad the posting filled a happy spot in your life on Sunday.