Truth and Beauty

Letter from a Loving God


My dear child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you  (Psalm 139:1). I know when you sit down and when you rise up  (Psalm 139:2). I am familiar with all your ways  (Psalm 139:3). Even the very hairs on your head are numbered  (Matthew 10:29-31). You were made in my image  (Genesis 1:27). In me [the life force emanating from me] you live and move and have your being, for you are my offspring  (Acts 17:28-29). I knew you even before you were conceived  (Jeremiah 1:4-5). I chose you when I planned creation  (Ephesians 1:11). You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book  (Psalm 139:16). I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live  (Acts 17:26). You are fearfully and wonderfully made  (Psalm 139:4). I knitted you together in your mother’s womb – and brought you forth on the day you were born  (Psalm 139:13; 71:6).

Unfortunately, I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me  (John 8:42-44). I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love  (I John 4:16). And, it is my desire to lavish my love on you – simply because you are my child and I am your Father  (1 John 3:1). I offer you more than your earthly father ever could – for I am the perfect Father  (Matthew 7:11; 5:48). Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand – for I am your provider and I meet all your needs  (James 1:17; Matthew 6:31-33).  My plan for your future has always been filled with hope – because I love you with an everlasting love  (Jeremiah 29:11; 31:3). My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore  (Psalm 139:17-18). And, I rejoice over you with singing  (Zephaniah 3:17). I will never stop doing good to you – for you are my treasured possession  (Jeremiah 32:40; Exodus 19:5). I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul  (Jeremiah 32:41). And, I want to show you great and marvellous things  (Jeremiah 33:3).

If you seek me with all your heart and with all your soul, you will find me  (Deuteronomy 4:29). Delight in me, and I will give you the desires of your heart – for it is I who gave you those desires  (Psalm 37:4; Philippians 2:13). I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine – for I am your greatest encourager  (Ephesians 3:20; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17). I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles  (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). When you are broken-hearted, I am close to you  (Psalm 34:18). As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart  (Isaiah 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  (Revelation 21:3-4).  

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my Son, Jesus  (John 17:23). In Jesus, my love for you is revealed  (John 17:26). He is the exact representation of my being  (Hebrews 1:3). He came to teach and demonstrate that I am for you, not against you – and to tell you that I am not counting your sins against you  (Romans 8:31; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19). He also introduced the Holy Spirit, which if you are willing, can make you, through my love in your heart, a new creation with immortality (Romans 5:5; Titus 3:5-7; 2 Timothy 1:10). And, nothing will ever separate you from my love again  (Romans 8:38-39).

Come home, and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen  (Luke 15:7). I have always been Father, and will always be Father  (Ephesians 3:14-15). My question is: Will you be my child?  (John 1:12-13)  I am waiting for you  (Luke 15:11-32).

Much love,

Your Heavenly Father


Adapted from: Father's Love Letter,  Father Heart Communications, © 1999