With all of the chaos and disorder going on the world, we sometimes lose our focus and forget that there are people all around us, living their individual lives and who are unable to even think or care about what is happening across the globe.
Recently, it seems that I have witnessed so many people who are hurting... marriages in crisis, young adults who are longing for Godly relationships, and people who fear that real love may have passed them by. In each case, I pull out a tattered copy of a letter that was written to me over thirty years ago. I received it at a time in my life when I was hurting from a failed relationship, and felt that my opportunities to find "my soul mate" were rapidly disappearing.
A new friend of mine, gave this letter to me and asked me to read it carefully and let it speak to my heart. I'm not sure where he first saw the letter, or who originally wrote it, but I have let these same words speak into the hearts of other broken-hearted people over the last 30 years; people who needed to hear that they were loved by the One who counted, and needed to hear His promises to them. I now share it with you, and anyone who may need its message of hope ....
I love you, and until you discover that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found, you will not be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you. You will never be united with another until you are united with Me -- exclusive of anyone or anything else; exclusive of any other desires or longings.
I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing; one that you could never imagine. I want you to have the best. Please allow me to bring it to you -- you just keep watching me -- expecting the greatest things. Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I am. Keep listening and learning the things I tell you. You just wait, that's all...
Don't be anxious. Don't worry. Don't look around at the things others have gotten or that I've given them. Don't look at the things you think you want. You just keep looking off and away up to Me, or you'll miss what I want to show you.
And then when you're ready, I'll surprise you with a love far more wonderful than any you would ever dream of. You see, until you are ready, and until the one I have for you is ready -- I am working even this minute to have you both ready at the same time -- until you are both satisfied exclusively with me and the life I prepared for you, you won't be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me, and is thus, perfect love.
And dear one... I want you to have this most wonderful love. I want you to see, in the flesh, a picture of your relationship with Me, and to enjoy materially and concretely, the everlasting union of beauty and perfection and love that I offer you with Myself.
Know that I love you!
At the time I received it, it helped me recover from my own broken heart, although I am embarrassed to say that I did not know God as well as I should have at that time. But I was reintroduced to the spirit of love that is at the heart of our Father in Heaven, and it began my journey of seeking more intimacy with Him.
The friend who gave it to me? Well, he turned out to be my future husband; the one whom God was working on at the same time He was working on me... and He brought us together in His timing. I kept that letter forecasting God's love for us, and for each other, through the years, always nestled in the middle of my Bible until the ink started fading and the edges became ragged and torn. I finally had it laminated, in all its tattered glory, because I knew it would be needed to speak to many more hearts than mine.
Perhaps you are familiar with this letter, or have seen it before. It doesn't really matter where it came from. All I know is that it found its way to me when I needed it most, and I hope you will share it with someone who is hurting and could use its assurance and words of expectation. We all need to know that we are loved!
1 Corinthians 13:13 "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."