Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:32:52 GMT
Dear Kind Father,
I thank you for hearing us in our down times and in our happy times. I'm thankful that we can be honest with you, our creator, because you not only own us, you love us! Because you own us, you could throw us away when we don't "work right" like an old watch or broken TV. But you love us, not in the sense of a fine collectible, but as your children. You loved us so much that when we didn't "work right", you didn't try to fix us. You made us brand new by the blood and sacrifice of your son Jesus.
Thank you for not fixing me. That instead you made me a new creation; you washed my sins away in baptism, and breathed new life in me through your Holy Spirit. I became your daughter.
You did not take away my experiences nor all my pain because you wanted me to work on that together with you. You wanted to show me that you are always with me, and because of that I have the strength and ability to overcome bad memories and to forgive the unforgivable. You wanted me to feel your power inside me, to learn that, because of you, I can love and forgive...li ke you love and forgive those who hurt you.
I love you so much! I am so looking forward to spending eternity with you. I'm not sure there are hugs in heaven, but if there are, I can't wait to give you a big hug.