“I am jealous for you. I think about you more times each day than there are grains of sand on the shore. I chose you. I want to lavish you with love and spoil you. I will give up everything for you. Nothing could ever keep me from you…”
What a love letter, am I right?! Have you ever had anyone write you a passionate love letter? I haven’t. Although, I did have a beautiful poem delivered by a secret admirer to my locker Sophomore year in High School But, it isn’t even close to a true love pouring their heart out to you.
For starters we could easily say that most of us will never see anything like a love letter because who even thinks to do that any more? Admittedly, we’ve reduced our communication to emoticons and 140 characters…to be clear, I am a social media junky just making a point here.
What if I told you that the most passionate love letter ever written was addressed to YOU. And, it is already there waiting for you to read it?! I’m talking about a kind of love letter that causes butterflies to swirl in your belly, your heart jump to your throat, and cause a breathless anticipation as you hang on to every word.
Are you ready to open YOUR letter? Go ahead, I’ll wait while you read and then we can finish this up!
So you’ve read the letter now. My response to you is, “I know, right?!” It blew my mind too. In fact, the very first time I read it I cried. I mean to know I’m thought about like that. I was planned. I’ve never been alone even in my darkest of dark hours. Mind blowing isn’t it.
You see, this love letter is for each and every one of us. All we have to do is make the choice to accept it and marinate in it every day. What will you do? Continue to run away from a love so strong, that never fails, never dissapoints and always over delivers? Sounds like a no-brainer to me. I run to it as fast as I can. And, as overwhelming as the moments can be for my human self to comprehend I keep swimming in the deep end of the pool.
He throws parties for us for pete’s sake! I love that my God parties because I come home. I love that my God sings over me because He is consumed with love for me.
It really is just that simple. See, our culture has made God equal to Religion. God is Love. God is abundant Grace. God isn’t about judgement, rules, anger or anything else. Just that one thing — loving you. And when you finally accept that, be ready because your world just got rocked and you will never be the same!
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