Friday, August 29, 2008

Love Letter

Dear Child,
You are my masterpiece. Ephesians 2:10
You are wonderfully and fearfully made. Psalm 139:14
I created you and formed you. Isaiah 4:31
I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:14
My eyes saw your unformed body when you were being woven together in the secret place. Psalm 139:15
In love, I chose you before the creation of the world. Ephesians 1:4
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26
All you days were written in my book before you came to be. Psalm 139:16
I will work out all things for your good [if you love me]. Romans 8:28
I have a future for you that is full of hope. Jeremiah 29:11
I have planned out good works suited especially for you to do. Ephesians 2:10
Find your refuge under my wings. Psalm91:4
My eyes are always looking out for you and I will strengthen you as you commit your heart fully to me. II Chronicles 16:9
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified or discouraged about anything, for I will go with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Dedicate yourself to my sacred purpose, and I will do amazing things before you. Joshua 3:5
Remember the wonders and miracles I do. I Chronicles 16:12
I do these things so that all peoples of the earth might know that i am powerful and so you may always know to fear me as the Lord your God. Joshua 4:24
Seek me with all your heart and you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29
With My Everlasting Love,
Your Father
Almighty God

Over the past couple of years we've been given many Bible verses to encourage us, sustain us, heal us, and rebuke us but this is the first we've received quite this way. On the right hand column of the blog you'll see a painting that a family friend of Shan's painted. Shan's parents buy every grandchild a painting for their first birthday. For Noah we walked through many art galleries to find the one we wanted and with Jordan it seemed so clear that Kim could paint one for her personally. With the painting she wrote this "Love Letter to Jordan" from her Heavenly Father and I just loved it. It was so creative the way she put it together and she unknowingly used so many of the verses that have spoken to me in the past.


Chiara said...

That is a very special letter!

mark.vr said...

The painting is special and unique. I'm sure that Jordan will cherish it when she gets older!

Weber Family said...

I love this! What an amazing thing perspective is... grouping these already familiar verses together to give us a better understanding of God's love for us, a better attitude of thankfulness, and a higher view of God's sovereign and perfect character. Thanks for sharing!
PS I just love this version of "In Christ Alone" you have on your blog-- I listen to it over and over and over again. Rylan will ask to please put up your blog so she can sing along. Love it!