Do you remember a first love letter?
I remember mine.
I still remember the first time he emailed me.
He. emailed. me.
My throat gasped in disbelief as my head swam off to sea. My heart was standing in front of cheering thousands, I was so nervously euphoric. I was the victor, having captured someone’s heart.
Were these words written about me?
I’d read and re-read. If the day got tedious, you would’ve never guessed it. I could recall how a sentence wrapped around, where a comma was placed, with photographic memory like never before.
All the Dear Jane letters that littered my past disappeared in that moment.
It takes take many words to bring joy in the language of love.
There are so many words that we consume in a day. The ones we speak as parents, co-worker, managers and workers. We wade through emails, entertainment news, tweets, Facebook messages, not to mention newsletters, bills and spam.
The year’s just started and our world floods us with sales, specials, diets, programs and resolutions.
But, just one word from God is all it takes.
To give us joy.
To give us rest.
If we really believed God wrote us love letters, we’d carry them like notes in a bobbing bottle in our desert island of stress.
I’m wanting joy this year and it’s the kind that can only be found in being loved. Without faith, it is impossible to believe what we’re craving is really what God is offering. Faith is the one choice we have for joy.
Let’s take out that shoe box and start dusting off those love letters. Read them fresh and keep our eyes open. We’ve got some of God’s love letters coming our way.
God’s Love Notes (GLN)
When your days feel weary with words that overwhelm you about your worth, look for God’s Love Notes.
Here are some I’ve tucked away I’d like to share with you now…
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