|Struggling to feel His love?
If so, you are like many others who long to
feel His loving arms around you but, at best, get only glimpses of it in
His Word. God has something special to say to you!
Most people who open the Bible have trouble finding a clear expression of
God's love in the Bible. Even many believers struggle to recognize His
arms around them, carrying them, feeding them and healing them. They often
come with sharp reminders of their sin but only dimly recognize the extent
of His great, forgiving love. They long to
hug Him and feel they are totally loved in return. If you have never begun
a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, read
here. If you have
trusted Christ for forgiveness, but still aren't finding God's love
flowing out of every page of His Word, you aren't alone.
The Extent of His Love
Several years ago, I was asked to teach a Sunday School class. I was at
the time in the midst of the struggle I mentioned above - wanting to know
more of God's love but always feeling like I was missing all He had to
say. I should hasten to note that, as earth-bound creatures, we will
always want more of God's love than we are now experiencing. God is, after
all, the most delightful being in the universe, and the only correct
attitude for the believer is to want more and more of Him. But I knew His Word had
infinitely more to say to me of all He already done and had determined to
be in my life. So, as I prepared the lesson, I labored to encompass even a
fraction of what His love meant.
In His Words...
But as I worked, the idea occurred to me to try to express what God had to
say about His dealings with me in a paraphrase, as if coming from His own
lips. Using scripture, I put together a summary of what I saw God had done
and promised to do, written as if He were speaking to me and all the
stressed-out believers in Dallas, Texas that were members of that Sunday
My Beloved Child...
The result was a love letter from God that I thought most appropriately
called My Beloved Child. Since it was presented in that class, I have
given it out innumerable times, and many have told me of the tears of joy
that followed as their heart leaped in recognition of His mighty
So I provide it here with the prayer that
your heart will be similarly stirred as well. But I also pray that this
will be the start of a life-long love affair with God's Word, as the
expression of all He is and will be for you in you and through you, throughout eternity. I
suggest you read it in its entirety, then go back and look up each
scripture for the full context of what God is telling you. You are
free to reproduce My Beloved Child for your own use and distribution to
others, as long as it is used in its entirety, including the attribution
at the end "© GodsLoveLetter.org."
Read My Beloved Child