Posts tagged Father
Our Future Hope

I love the end of the book of Revelation. The picture of heaven, of God at last setting everything right—it’s so beautiful and it fills my heart with expectation of what it will be like to finally be home with the Lord.

The promise of an end to suffering is especially beautiful. How much more beautiful it must be to someone who has experienced intense suffering—the loss of a child, chronic physical pain, terminal disease, extreme poverty and hunger....

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Dear 17 year old self

Dear 17-year-old self,

Do you know that you are loved?  I don’t think you do.  In fact, I know you don’t.  You recently received a letter from your Father.  I am writing in support of this letter.  He told you that you are deeply loved beyond your wildest imagination.  I know you’ve been hurt.  I know the pain that still pierces your heart.  You have experienced things in life that no child should ever have to go through.  But you are more than these wounds.  And this love?  It will heal and restore these wounds, if you let it in.  It’s easy to be prideful and stubborn.  It’s easy to think that no one can love you.  But your heart is safe with Him.  He will never leave you...

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