Love Letters from God

It’s thrilling to get a love letter . . . to know that someone took the time to write down words of love just for you.

I was privileged to speak at a Women’s Retreat earlier this month where we focused on the gift of God’s love. We let His words of grace and mercy wash over us.

One of my favorite stories from the weekend was shared by Pastor Adrian Rogers on his radio broadcast, Love Worth Finding. This is my rendition since I wasn’t able to write it word for word while driving:

One day while her car was getting worked on at the dealership, Ann needed to borrow her husband’s new car to run some errands. She was a bit nervous because this was not just any car. It was his dream car. He’d been talking about it for years. A white Bentley convertible.

He loved that car. He polished and shined it every chance he got. He didn’t drink coffee or snack in it . . . determined to keep it in pristine condition.

As the morning passed Ann became a bit more comfortable driving the beautiful car, and then it happened. Truthfully, she doesn’t remember exactly what happened. Accidents are like that aren’t they? They happen so fast. Ann was devastated. Tears began flowing immediately.

As the police officer walked up to the car he cringed which didn’t help at all.

Slowly, Ann leaned over and opened the glove compartment to retrieve the car’s registration and proof of insurance.

As she opened the folder she found a note written in her husband’s hand . . .

 Always remember Baby, it’s you that I love. I love you best!

The Bible is God’s love letter to us. In it He says, “Always remember, it’s you that I love. I love you best!

His love is huge. It covers our accidents and our “intentionals.” His love and forgiveness covers the damage we have caused ourselves and even the damage that has been caused by someone else.

Let’s take a moment to allow God’s Words of love to wash over us once again.

Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:2

For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17

“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” Jeremiah 31:3

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Ephesians 3:17-19

6 Responses to Love Letters from God
  1. Genny
    February 26, 2012 | 1:21 am

    Deb, I wish I could’ve heard you speak; what a great story! Thank you for sharing. It makes me want to write a love letter to Mike right now. 🙂

    • Deb
      February 26, 2012 | 2:35 pm

      Thanks Genny, We had a great time. I love Women’s Retreats! And love letters! Blake and I will be married 40 years in a couple of weeks. (Yes, we were 4 when we got married. 😉 Wow, how time flies. I’m still absolutely crazy in love with my man!! Thanks for your kind encouragement. Have a wonderful day!!

  2. Laura Rath
    February 26, 2012 | 10:21 am

    I can never fully comprehend the depth of God’s love for me, but after I became a mother is when I started to understand it a little better. We love our children unconditionally, but God loves each of us even more than that!

    • Deb
      February 26, 2012 | 2:37 pm

      Thanks Laura, You are absolutely right. I always think about how I would feel after a rough day with them, and then when I checked on them sleeping it was all washed away. I was just head over heals in love with each one of them all over again. God’s love is so huge and so amazing. Blessings to you!!

  3. Barbie
    February 27, 2012 | 1:43 am

    What an absolutely precious story. To think of God’s love towards me, it’s overwhelming at times. Thank you for this beautiful post.

  4. Carol Hatcher
    March 5, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    What a great story Deb. THanks for sharing!