Father's Love Letter. Shared yesterday by Pastor Sabrina Wiens on her message, Does it Matter Who God Is?
You may not know me, but I know everything about you. I know when you sit and when you rise up. I am familiar with all your ways. Ps 139:1-3
Even the hairs on your head are numbered. Mt 10:29-31 For you were made in my image. Gn 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. Jer 1:4-5 I chose you when I planned creation. Eph 1:11-12 You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Ps 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. I knit you together in your mother’s womb. Ps 139:13-14 And brought you forth on the day you were born. Ps 71:6 I have been mis-represented by those who don’t know me. Jn 8:41-44 I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. And it is my desire to lavish my love on you simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 Jn 4:16; 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Mt 7:11 For I am the perfect Father. Mt 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. Mt 6:31-33 My plan for your future has always been filled with hope because I love you with an everlasting love. Jer 29:11;31:3 My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Ps 138:17-18 And I rejoice over you with singing. Zph 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you. Jer 32:40 For you are my treasured possession. Ex 19:5 I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jer 32:41;33:3 If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Dt 4:29 Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Ps 37:4 For it is I who gave you those desires. Phil 2:13
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Eph 3:20 For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Ths 2:16-17 I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Cor 1:3-4 When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Ps 34:18 As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Is 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. Rev 21:3-4 I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. Jn 17:23,26 He is the exact representation of my being. Heb 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 Cor 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 Jn 4:10 I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Rm 8:31-32 If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 Jn 2:23 And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Rm 8:31-32 Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Lk 15:7 I have always been Father, and always will be Father. Eph 3:14-15
My question is…Will you be my child? Jn 1:12-13 I am waiting for you. Lk 15:11-32
Love, Your Father
*Words paraphrased from the Holy Bible
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