From a Friend

Dear Friend,

I just wanted to write to tell you how much I love you and care for you. Yesterday, I saw you walking and laughing with your friends. I hoped that soon you would want me to walk along with you too. So, I painted you a sunset to close your day and whispered a cool breeze to refresh you. I waited – you never called- I just kept on loving you.

As I watched you fall asleep, I wanted so much to touch you. I spilled moonlight onto your face – trickling down your cheeks as so many tears have. You did not even think of me. I wanted so much to comfort you.

Today started with my brilliant sunrise, but you woke late and rushed off to work – you did not even notice. My sky became cloudy and my tears became rain.

Oh how I love you. Oh, if you would only listen. I really do love you. I try to say it in the quiet of the green meadow and in the blue of the sky. The wind whispers my love throughout the treetops and spills it into the vibrant colors of all the flowers. I shout my love to you in the thunder of great waterfalls and compose songs for birds to sing to you. I warm you with the clothing of my sunshine and perfume the air with nature’s sweet scent. My love for you is deeper than any ocean and greater than any need in your heart. If you would only realize how much I truly care.

My father sends his love. I want you to meet him – he cares too. Fathers are just that way. So, please call on me soon. No matter what may happen in your life I will be here for you – because I love you.

Affectionately your friend,

Jesus, the Christ, Lord, and Savior of The World

I first saw this letter in a bulletin from Atwood Church of Christ in November 1999. This is obviously a fictitious letter imagining how Jesus might express His love. God did really send a letter, a book actually, to tell us of His love in Christ. Take time to read this letter – it is called the Bible. Remember God’s Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Remember that obedient faith in that Word brings eternal life with the Father. (cf. Jn 1:14; 3:16; 14:6)



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