Tuesday, July 15

Father's Love Letter

My son's assignment for Christian Living last Friday was not for him but for us. It was a home-school collaboration. We were tasked to research this letter a write our reflections about it. Dadijun had to work this weekend so I was the one who did the assignment. I had tons of work to do also last weekend. I had countless worksheets to prepare for my students so I did this assignment a few hours before bedtime. I even forgot to do it, not until Rap reminded me to do so. That was how busy I was before reading this letter.

My 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
For you were made in my image…Genesis
In me you live and move and have your being…Acts 17:28
For you are
my offspring…Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived…Jeremiah
I chose you when I planned creation…Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not
a mistake, for all your days are written in my book…Psalm 139:15-16
determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live…Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made…Psalm 139:14
I knit you together
in your mother's womb…Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were
born…Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me…John
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love…1
John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you…1 John 3:1
because you are my child and I am your father…1 John 3:1
I offer you more
than your earthly father ever could…Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect
father…Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my
hand…James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs…Matthew
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope…Jeremiah
Because I love you with an everlasting love…Jeremiah 31:3
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…Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession…Exodus
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul…Jeremiah
And I want to show you great and marvelous things…Jeremiah 33:3
you seek me with all your heart, you will find me…Deuteronomy 4:29
in me and I will give you the desires of your heart…Psalm 37:4
For it is I
who gave you those desires…Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine…Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest
encourager…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 brokenhearted, 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…Revelation 21:3-4
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
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed…John
He is the exact representation of my being…Hebrews 1:3
He came to
demonstrate that I am for you, not against you…Romans 8:31
And to tell you
that I am not counting your sins…2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that
you and I could be reconciled…2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the
ultimate expression of my love for you…1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I
loved that I might gain your love…Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of
my son Jesus, you receive me…1 John 2:23
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

Love, Your Dad.
Almighty God

Used by permission Father Heart Communications Copyright 1999 www.FathersLoveLetter.com

An eye-opening experience followed after I have thoroughly read and understood what it's all about. Honestly, this letter is not at all unfamiliar to me. This was already sent to me through email a few years back but I just gave it a quick scan and left it in my inbox.

Over the past few weeks, I have been depressed over some problems. I have been having guilt-trip moments in times when I'm alone. I started to ask myself, and even other people, if I am being a bad daughter. I had trouble sleeping and I started to forget things. It's affecting my work, I started to be less-patient with the students. I even became irritable with Rap and I hate it when I shout at him over little things. I know I made him confused with my mood swings.

As I have written in my reflection, I realized that the task that the my son's school had given was indeed a blessing. Oftentimes, when one is disturbed, God is forgotten. Before these problems, I constantly talked to God before retiring at night. Lately, even my quiet talks with God were disturbed with the sad thoughts that haunted me. Reading the love letter gave me the reassurance that I needed. I feel better now because I realized what I needed to do. That is, to just be His child again and let My Father take good care of me.

Hope you feel the same reassurance as I have felt after reading this wonderful message!

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