Everyone wants to feel loved.
It makes you feel valuable. They tell me feeling loved makes you live longer. One thing I know for sure it makes you feel happier.
So let me ask you, Are you interested in reading a love letter? I mean a love letter that is written to you?
I know about love letters!
Before we were married Wayne served a tour of duty in Vietnam. He worked 14 hours a day, 7 days a week repairing electronics on an airplane. The heat and pressure was exhausting, but somehow every day he found time to write me. Everyday. He was committed to me and he lived out that priority by writing me consistently.
I lived for Wayne’s love letters. Honestly, my ears were tuned to hear the mail truck long before it buzzed down our dirt road. But just in case I missed the truck I would check the mail box to see if I had any mail. And when I heard the mail truck coming I would run to the mail box. I would wait, impatiently, very impatiently until it pulled in front of my box.
I didn’t get a letter everyday. Then some days I would get a stack of letters. I didn’t wait until I got inside the house to read my precious love letters. I ripped the envelope open standing in the front yard and reading precious words as I walked. Then I would reread it again and again. His words filled my heart. They made me want to be with him. They made me love him even more.
It wasn’t that Wayne wrote such beautiful words or that he had enclosed a winning lottery ticket. I read those letters eagerly because I loved the author. I wanted to know what was on his heart. I wanted to know how much he loved me. I wanted to know him better.
And honestly, it’s why I read the Bible.
You see I…
know the author and I love Him!
want to hear how much He loves me!
am desperate, absolutely desperate to know Him better.
His Words give
It keeps us from sin.
Proverbs 4:20-23 says
My son, pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.
21Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
22for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body.
23Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
Life. Health. To all that find them. To ALL that FIND them.
His Love Letter is written to you!
I’m certain about that! Absolutely certain. God loves you! No matter where you are or what you’ve done God loves you!! Enough that He sent His son to save you and give you new life in Him.
But what I want to ask you is…
Do you love the author?
Get honest with God. Ask Him to help you fall passionately in love with Jesus!
Make God’s Word a priority!
Look diligently at who He is and how much He loves you.
Make God’s Word a priority! Yes, it’s important enough to repeat.
Receive His love. Bask in it! Savor it.
Make God’s Word the final authority in your life.