Monday, March 14, 2011

The Cry of the Father's Heart from Genesis to Revelation

The Father's Love Letter

My Child,
You may not know me but I know everything about you (Ps 139:1)
I know when you sit and when you rise up (Ps 139:2)
I am familiar with all your ways (Ps 139:3)
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered (Matt 10:29)
For you were made in my image (Gen 1:27)
In me you live, and move and have your being (Acts 17:28)
For you are my offspring (Acts 17:28)
I knew you before you were conceived (Jer 1:4-5)
I chose you when I planned creation (Eph 1:11-12)
You were not a mistake (Ps 139:15-16)
For all your days are written in my book (Ps 139:15-16)
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live (Acts 17:28)
You were fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps 139:14)
I knit you together in your mother’s womb (Ps 139:13)
And brought you forth on the day you were born (Ps 71:6)
I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me (John 8:41-44)
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love (John 4:16)
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you (1 John 3:1)
Simply because you are my child and I am your father (I John 3:1)
I offer you more than your earthy father ever could (Matt 7:11)
For I am the perfect father (Matt 5:48)
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand (James 1:17)
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs (Matt 6:31-33)
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope (Jer 29:11)
Because I love you with an everlasting love (Jer 31:3)
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore (Ps 139:17-18)
And I rejoice over you with singing (Zeph 3:17)
I will never stop doing good to you (Jer 32:40)
For you are my treasured possession (Exodus 19:5)

I desire to establish you with all my heart and with all my soul (Jer 32:41)
And I want to show you great and marvelous things (Jer 33:3)
If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me (Deut 4:29)
Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart (Ps 37:4)
For it is I who gave you those desires (Phil 2:13)
I am able to do more than you can possibly imagine (Eph 3:20)
For I am your greatest encourager (2Thess 2:16-17)
I am also your father who comforts you in all your troubles (2 Cor 1:3-4)
When you are broken hearted, I am close to you (Ps 34:18)
As a Shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart (Is 40:11)
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes (Rev 21:3-4)
And I will take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth (Rev 21:3-4)
I am your father, and I love you even as I love my son Jesus (John 17:23)
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed (John 17:26)
He is the exact representation of my being (Heb 1:3)
He came to demonstrate that I am for you; not against you (Rom 8:31)
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins (2 Cor 5:18-19)
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you (1 John 4:10)
I gave up everything I love so that I might gain your love (Rom 8:31-32)
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me (1 John 2:23)
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again (Rom 8:38-39)
Come home and I will throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen (Luke 15:7)
I have always been father, and will always be father (Eph 3:14-15)
My question is…… Will you be my child? (John 1:2-13)
I am waiting for you (Luke 15:11-32)

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