craving of mankind.

[my child]
 i know when you sit down and when you rise up.  you may not know me, but i know you, everything about you. i am familiar with all your ways. Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. For you were made in my image. in me you live and move and have your being. for you are my offspring. i knew you even before you were conceived. i chose you when i planned creation. you were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. i determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. you are fearfully and wonderfully made. i knit you together in your mother's womb and brought you forth on the day you were born. 
i have been misrepresented by those who dont know me. 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. i offer you more than your earthly father ever could.  for i am the perfect father. every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. for i am your provider and i meet all your needs. my plan for your future has always been filled with hope. 
because i love you with an everlasting love. my thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. i will never stop doing good to you. for you are my treasured possession. i desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. and i want to show you great and marvelous things. if you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. 
Delight in me and i will give you the desires of your heart. for it is I who gave you those desires. i am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. for i am the greatest encourager. i am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. when you are brokenhearted, i am close to you. as a shepherd carries a lamb, i have carried you close to my heart. one day i will wipe away every tear from your eyes. and ill take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. i am your father, and i love you even as i love my son, Jesus. he is the exact representation of my being. he came to demonstrate that i am for you, not against you. Jesus died so that you and i could be reconciled. his death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. i gave up everything i loved that i might gain your love. if you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. and nothing will ever separate you from my love again.
i have always been your father, and will always be father. will you be my child? i am waiting for you.

rather than me personally writing. i leave you with a beautiful collage of words that describe the magnificent love that God has for you. every word is pure and true and given from the Lord himself. 
if you and i crave this love and we know God -
imagine the craving of those who do not know him. 
accept this love. 
know that his love reaches beyond boundaries. 
& go share this love with anyone and everyone.


Bethany Knight said...

Love this.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful reminder <3