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The Love Letter

DSC01752 Just the difference of perspective

a slight change in how we think about things

changes …  everything.

I hunger to do it every day.

Well wouldn’t you?

Why if you knew that someone loved you and had sent you a love letter

a very special love letter filled with directions, specific directions

and most of all

words of love for you.

Well wouldn’t you rush to read it

every day – eagerly, hungrily?

I would and I do.

For hidden between the worn pages of my treasured Bible (His Love Letter)

I find those words that mean so very much.

So when I heard the words “I must read the Word.”

My heart reached out without even thinking and whispered “His Love Letter to you.”

In an instant her expression changed.

Duty became delight.

Labor became eager love.

An obligation was transformed into desire.

It’s always that way when our eyes begin to open to the slightest truth.

There is so much to see

and to understand.

Yes, it will take me a lifetime and even then

I will have only just begun to grasp the wonder of His Love.

But this I know

He’s left us His Love Letter

Words written in red for each one of us to know

That His Love keeps reaching

And no matter where you are today

No matter how heavy your load

in that old Book there are hidden jewels only waiting for us to find them.

Words that make that bring comfort on a cloudy day

and give wisdom when we just don’t know what to do.

Word that encourage and remind us that we are never, never alone.

Words that breathe life into the darkest situation.

His Love Letter –

for me

and for you.

Shining Moments

The handwriting is slightly faded but still clear enough to read.

I looked at the swirls and the letters

    and remembered the joys of cooking with my mom.

Recipe after recipe we fixed together all the while sharing back and forth.

My mom inherited her love for cooking from my Pennsylvania Dutch grandmother

   and guess its been passed down to me.

Fixing a new dish of preparing an old favorite are enjoyable pastimes.

But this morning as I scanned the familiar handwriting my heart wandered

    back to days of old.

And caused me to reflect upon some treasured moments.

Boiled raison cakes (always prepared around the holidays)

Tuna noodle casserole

Shoofly pie

Meatloaf (my grandmother’s recipe)

  and on and on.

I remember the day my mom passed her recipe book on to me.

Filled with old, treasured recipes.

She had written inside it

    dated it

     and sealed it with love.

“Enjoy this,” she had said that day so long ago.

Hmm, she had no idea how much I love seeing her familiar handwriting and those old recipes.

Or, on second thought, maybe she did.

She had gotten them from her mother years before.

Yes, words written in love mean so much, don’t they?

I treasure today the handwriting of my two girls

    each with her own unique style of writing.

I carefully fold the notes and cards and hide them away.

And then I think of Another’s writing.

Priceless.

His Word.

The most treasured of all to me.

Words carefully passed down from the Father’s Heart to me

   and to you.

Written with love

   and His blood poured out so that we might never forget His Everlasting Love

      and the price that He paid

         for us.

Jesus paid it all;

All to Him I owe.

Sin had left a crimson stain

He washed it white as snow.

 

My heart overflows with deep gratitude whenever I read the scriptures.

Wonderful words of life.

My mom’s handwriting will always remind me of sweet times together

    and that great day a-coming.

My Bible reminds me of His Amazing Love.

Cherish the handwritings

and rejoice in His Words.

Let them change your life and they have mine.