“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Love Letters

 by Macy Johnson

“Stop listening to instruction, my son,

and you will stray from the words of knowledge.”

(Proverbs 19:27 NIV)


In a box of old keepsakes in the attic I found letters written to me by my husband, Jeff. His love came during our engagement from Houston to Pensacola in the form of a precious collection of his thoughts. I felt like I was there with him as I read his carefully crafted words.


The Bible is God’s love letter to us. He wants us to understand and experience His perfect, unconditional love, so He inspired many writers to depict it through words. The Bible is God’s love in written form, and Jesus is God’s love in the form of a human baby asleep in a beast’s feeding trough.


“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.”

(John 1:1 NIV)


“His name is the Word of God.”

(Revelation 19:13b NIV)


Years ago I asked a pastor if it was ok to be in love with Jesus. He replied, “I hope it is, because I am.” God’s Love Letters not only remind me that I will be with Him again soon, but that I can trust Him.


Can you imagine being in love with someone far away and not opening their letters to you? I wonder why some believers don’t crave the love revealed in His words.


Every morning I write love letters to God and read His love letters to me. My life, my choices, my thoughts are my gifts to my Savior. His words live in me - I need them to stay close to Him. Impeccable instructions found in His wisdom are the only guidance that makes sense in this fallen world. Wouldn’t you agree?


I will cherish every word in God’s Love Letters. I hope you will, too!

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