Dear Child of God,

I see you there thinking about all that you have done wrong in your life.

I see you wondering how God could ever forgive you. How He could ever overlook everything you have done. How He could ever let you into His home.

I see you questioning it all. I hear you questioning me and my ability.

But love covers over a multitude of sins. And oh, how I have loved you.

I loved you when you couldn’t forgive. When you couldn’t forget.

I loved you when you chose yourself over me. When you chose yourself over others.

I loved you when you didn’t have faith. When you didn’t believe it was possible.

I loved you when you judged others. When you didn’t stop to see the fault that was the same in you.

I loved you when you were anxious. When you couldn’t fully trust and let go.

I loved you when you denied me. When you hid me from others to see.

I loved you when you doubted me. When you didn’t believe in all I said.

I loved you when you spoke hurt, hate, and anger. When you wanted to cause pain.

I loved you when you thought you could save yourself. When you thought you didn’t need me.

I loved you when you walked with the wicked. When you couldn’t see them changing you.

I loved you when you didn’t heed my warnings. When you went against my teachings.

I loved you when you were mad at me. When I didn’t take the hurt away. When I didn’t heal the one thing you wanted me to.

I loved you when you turned your back on me. When you said you didn’t believe.

I loved you at your darkest. When I was but a glimmer of light you had to strain to see.

I loved you through it all. I loved you in spite of it all. I never turned away from you. I am with you always.

I am proud to call you mine. Will you now be proud to call me yours? After all, I died for YOU that day. It has all already been forgiven because of my love for you, if you just let me save you.

Love,
Jesus

P.S. Open up your heart and let me in.

Originally published on the author’s blog 

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Melinda Tietsort

Melinda is a married, mother of three girls. She works as a Physical Therapist Assistant, lives in rural Northwest Iowa and enjoys the farm life. She is a Christian and is trying to live the life God intends for her. She offers Christian encouragement and inspiration to others on her blog, "Pursuing a Christ-Centered Life." Follow it at: achristcenteredlife.blogspot.com