Scripture: “Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands.” Isaiah 49:16
So I was in such a good mood today, I decided to go to church. Although I got in very late 😎, I was just in time for the pastor to mention the above scripture. So I brought out my phone, opened my bible app and what I saw blew my head away. I became engrossed in it, I was zoned out through the sermon.
It was a simple text “Just How Much Does God Love You”?.
This was part of a daily bible reading plan. i had never had a reading plan before either for school or the Bible. But there was something about this text that made me want to read on.So reading further, I had an epiphany.
I have prayed severally and have written several letters to God and for different reasons Here, here and here. some i have gotten a direct answer to and some indirect answers to. But this time, it was like he was speaking to me. As I read from one plan to another, it was like he was directly replying to my letters.
After reading, I switched apps to my notepad and started writing this. Came home, proof read (kinda) designed the featured image and voila! I have a new blog post… On a sunday! 😀
My epiphany?, If God wrote me a letter, here’s what it might sound like…
Dear Child of Mine,
I saw you before you were born, and I destined you for a great purpose (Jeremiah 1:5). While your mom was pregnant with you, I personally designed you with incredible detail and precision (Psalm 139:13,14). From the get-go, I planned so many amazing things for you, you could never even count them if you tried (Psalm 40:5).
But I knew in advance that you would go astray and forget me, so I asked My perfect Son Jesus to take your punishment Himself (Isaiah 53:5). He was willing to be humiliated and murdered so that you could be eternally healed (Isaiah 53:5). He loved you so much that He came down to earth to show you what I’m really like (John 14:7).
When you first believed in Me, I immediately accepted you into My own family (John 1:12). I forgave all your sins through My Son Jesus (1 John 2:12). And now Jesus is in Heaven with Me, preparing a place for you (John 14:2). In fact, I am living inside of you because You believe in My Son (I John 4:15).
I am forever committed to you; there is no circumstance under which I will leave you or take my love away from you (Hebrews 13:5; Romans 8:38). Even when you go through the hardest trials, I will be with you and carry you through them (Isaiah 43:2). In fact, I will cause EVERYTHING to work together for your good, because you have loved me back and I have a great purpose for you (Romans 8:28).
Is there anything you need right now? Ask Me. I am your Good Father and I won’t give you something bad in return (Matthew 7:11). Actually, I have My own Spirit readily available to you to help you in your weakest hour (Romans 8:26). I know you get tempted to lose faith, but even when you do, I will remain faithful to you (2 Timothy 2:13). I want you to ask Me for great things, because I want to answer you (John 16:23). Take a look up at the heavens; My love for you goes even higher than that (Psalm 108:4). Don’t lose heart: I want you to know that I am coming back for you (Revelation 22:12).
And just remember: I AM LOVE (1 John 4:16). I am always patient, always kind. I’m never envious, proud or boastful. I’m not rude, and I only want the best for you. I don’t get easily irritated with you or hold a grudge toward you. I am sad when you are hurt or wronged, but love when the truth prevails in your life. I will never stop being patient with you, never lose hope or give up on you. I WILL NEVER QUIT ON YOU (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
My love for you is everlasting (Jeremiah 31:3).