Have you ever gotten a love letter? When someone took the time to tell you how much you mean to them. Do you remember how excited you were you to read the words from someone who loves you!
I was out walking with a friend today and I looked along the path and saw this rock shaped like a heart. I call it a wink from God to remind me how much He loves me! He loves you too!
Maybe you know this, or it may come as a surprise…But you and I…we have a love letter that was written to each of us. It is called the Bible, or God’s Word.
Right from the very beginning as recorded in Genesis 1, God talks about all He created, including us. In Genesis 1, after each day of creation, God looks at His work and He says it is good. Look closer on day 6, (Genesis 1:31). After God has created you and I in His own image—He says, “it is very good.” When He created us, He tells us that in His job of creating us—we are very good. Notice what He does NOT say, He doesn’t say “kind of okay” or “maybe I should have done this or that”, not “oops.” NO, He says His creation is very good!
His love letter is full of instruction and guidance. This love letter is like no other. It is a letter written to a daughter or son by your Father. Your Heavenly Father. A perfect Father, with perfect love for us. No human knows the depth of us, only God knows all.
“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works. And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You. When I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.” Psalm 139:13-18 (NKJV)
Wow, the Creator of the heavens and earth thinks about you and me. His thoughts about us are so many they cannot be counted. We are wonderfully made. We are not an accident or a mistake. We are alive at the precise moment and place that our Creator has willed. You are on earth at exactly the right time, created with the exact features, personality and skill set that He designed. We are His workmanship.
In Ephesians 2:10 of the New Living Translation (NLT), we are called “God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand.”
No accidents, everything we are and even what good works we do is prepared by God beforehand.
“But the very hairs on your head are all numbered.” Matthew 10:30 (NKJV)
Again, I say, WOW! I am in awe of how close He is connected to us.
There are many more things that God longs to tell you if you open your love letter.
I have a favorite anchor verse that I would like to share with you, John 3:16. See how much you are valued.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (NKJV)
In His love letter to you, God tells you what it cost, what He gave to show how important you are, how loved you are, how valued you are. He gave His Son Jesus to die for you. Sounds like that might be the end of the story…Nope!
On Easter morning…Jesus rose from the dead! Overcoming death, darkness and the grave to set us free!!
During times in your life when you are feeling overwhelmed, overlooked, under appreciated or unloved, or if someone is telling you that you have no value…open God’s love letter. If you want to have a relationship with the Creator of all, with your Father, open your love letter. If you are unfamiliar with the Bible, may I suggest you read in the book of John. He loves you so much!
Until next time, my friend, may you be blessed!