Dear Jan, Frank, Brenda, Sara, John, Hannah, Faith, Gabby, Bradly…etc.
Have I ever told you how much I love you? If I haven’t, then here it is: I LOVE YOU! You are so special to me and I can’t wait to show you how you can change the world. I gave you unique gifts that I can’t wait to see you use.
Never compare your gifts to someone else. I have given you your gifts for a reason. I have a plan. Do you trust me? I hope you will (1 Corinthians 12). I have a great plan. It’s filled with hills and valleys, but “I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze” (Isaiah 43:2b).
Before I end this letter, never forget that “I have summoned you by name; you are mine” (Isaiah 43:1b). No schemes of any man can ever change that. You have never been an “after thought,” but have always been at the the forefront of my “mind” (Luke 12:7). You will never be abandoned by me (Deuteronomy 31:6).
I promise I will always protect, comfort, and give you the refuge you need (Matthew 11:28-30 and 2 Peter 1:3).
Your loving Father in heaven,