Some of you remember love letters. Some of you may not. But I'd like to let you know... You have all been given the greatest love letter ever written. I hope you've read it. It goes a little something like this...
Nothing will be able to separate you from my love. Death won't. Life won't. No power on earth would. Nothing in all of creation will ever separate you from my love. I love you so much I'd give up my own blood to give you life. When I think of you I am filled with such joy and happiness.
When you are upset my love will quiet you. I will sing you songs to praise who you are. And in your struggles you can lay all your anxieties upon me. When others see only the outward, the failings, I will always see the inward you, the beauty of your heart. Because I care for you. Because my love for you is deep.
Even when you do me wrong, my love will be great for you and my grace will be sufficient for you. I will always be slow in anger and abounding in the most steadfast love and faithfulness to you. I will be strong when you are weak. I will love you with an everlasting love. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is my steadfast love for you. And I will forever continue in my faithfulness to you.
So you can live in my love. You can rest in my love. If danger were to find you I would lay my life down for you. All my plans for you are good. Plans that give you a future and a hope. Just ask. And it will all be given to you, my beloved.
That would be quite a love letter. It would get my adrenaline going! And it does, because it's real. It's the letter God wrote to me. And to you. Except it's a lot longer. It's his entire Word... the Bible itself is God's letter of love to us. What you see above captures only a small piece of that great message of devotion and passion.
Have you read this letter? Do you go back to it again and again? Does it cause you to celebrate?
If we would do as much for an earthly love letter, how much more should we for the greatest of all love letters?
worship Him 24/7...
Here are the many references of scripture captured in the letter above:
Romans 8:38-39; John 3:16; Zephaniah 3:17; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Peter 5:6-7; Psalm 86:15; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:4-5; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Jeremiah 31:3; Psalm 103:11; John 15:9; Matthew 11:38; John 15:13; Jeremiah 29:11; Matthew 7:7; 1 John 4:7-8