A Love Letter From God
Here we are on another wonderful Wednesday, a day full of hope and expectation because we are in God and God is in us. While we can imagine limitations that may hold us back, we should also have aspirations supported by inspiration of the Holy Spirit due to the fact that God is for us. In God being for us, I pray that we will strive to live lives confirming our love for Him and our relationship with Him.
That confirmation of love is not unlike the love letters we used to write, or maybe still write, to those who we love. Come on now, I bet that some of you have turned strawberry red just thinking about something that you wrote or something that you read from your loved one, letters that were for their or your eyes only.
Did you extol how much you cared for them and felt as if you would die if you could not see them again?
Did you write about how you remembered so fondly the last time you were together?
Did you pen and opine about your dreams of what you would do when you were together again?
Did you spray the letter with a hint of perfume or cologne so that they would remember your fragrance or maybe seal it with a lipstick kiss?
Beloved, you shared something of substance to symbolize your love for the one who you loved.
Have you ever thought about your relationship with God that way? Do you have a love letter for God? Do you have a love letter from God?
In a world so desperately in need of evidence that impactful, significant change can come from the God who extolled His love for us in John 3:16, do we have a love letter from God?
We do have a love letter from God. And, that love letter is you.
2 Corinthians 3:2-3, the Apostle Paul shares, "You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all; and you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts."
Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack soulfully sang "Where Is The Love". Beloved, God's response to anyone asking that question is that God's love is supposed to be in you.
The Gospel, the Good News, of Jesus Christ extols God's love to, for and in the world. And, it comes through you. You are a love letter from God.
As you live your life, do you open yourself up to people like those love letters you used to write and get that causes temperatures to rise, minds to excite, hearts to skip a beat, and souls to be warmed? You should.
If you have been loved greatly, which you have, then you should be growing in the capacity, ability and willingness to also love greatly.
The totality of scripture is a love letter from God. To the extent that you appropriate it for yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in your health, wealth, and relationships, then you become God's love letter.
Be God's love letter. Show the world where the love is.
We will be showing and sharing our love at Noonday prayer. Connect with us if you can.
And, remember, God loves you and I love you too!