Faith,  Family,  Marriage,  Non-Fiction Story,  Rejection

Love Letters

I like you, do you like me? Check yes or no.

I remember writing those simple words in elementary school on notes to boys I liked. I received a few similar notes as well. By the time I reached high school, actual love letters were exchanged, and almost always signed, S.W.A.K. That means “sealed with a kiss,” for you youngsters reading this.

The Valentine candy box in this picture was given to me by my boyfriend in the late 70’s and is filled with love letters he and I wrote to one another through high school. That boyfriend became my husband.

The letters continued throughout his 20 year Navy career. Phone calls and email were not yet available for keeping in touch, so the mail carrier was my best friend. Every day I anxiously awaited the arrival of the mail, hoping and praying for a letter from my husband. On days no letters came, I reread previous letters, just so I could connect with him in some way.

I have to ask myself if I’m that excited to hear from God? What about you?

He has given us the greatest love letter ever written, and we don’t have to watch out the window waiting for the next installment to arrive in our mailbox. As Americans, we have multiple copies of His Word at our disposal, and the freedom to read it without fear, whenever we want. But do we? Are we as excited to open God’s Word as we are to receive a love letter from our significant other?

Maybe you don’t have anyone in your life writing you love letters, making you feel special on Valentine’s Day, or just saying the words, “I love you.” We can struggle sometimes with feelings of loneliness and lack of love. I want you to know that God loves you with an everlasting love. Nothing can separate you from His love. His Word is a love letter written with you in mind.

Let the words of our Lord wash over you today and refresh your spirit and soul. Bask in His amazing love.

For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” Romans 5:5

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:38

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.” Ephesians 1:4

“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 3:18-19

“We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people.” 1 Thessalonians 1:4

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As a Jesus girl for more than thirty years, Deena Adams understands how important hope is to daily life, which fuels her passion to inspire others through hope-filled fiction based on true to life stories. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and is a multi-award-winning writer, an active ACFW member, and ACFW Virginia president. Connect with Deena through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.