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LOVE LETTERS…

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…” -2 Timothy 3:16

Scripture is God’s love letter to his bride, to his people, to the Church. Scripture is God saying, “I’ve loved you all this time and when you feel alone, when you feel that I’m not there, read these letters because these words are for you. I love you, you are my beloved, and everything is going to be okay.” You see, the Scriptures are like a box of love letters to the bride of Christ in which Jesus says, “I love you.”

If you say, “No, I’m not really happy with that description of the Bible,” well the Bible is also a little bit like this: It’s a bit like letters from a father who has to leave his children for war and wants them to know he loves them just in case he dies.

There was a story in Texas recently about a twenty-eight year old man with terminal cancer who had a seven-month-old baby girl. He only had a few weeks left to live, so he made tapes telling his daughter about what it means to walk in God’s way, to know the Lord, and to live a good life, and why he felt so blessed and unafraid of death. He wrote a card for every birthday all the way to her eighty-fifth so that every year she could open up a letter and read a birthday card, repeatedly every day if she wanted, from dad.

Scriptures are like that – like letters from our Father and from our ancestors for two-thousand years.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for creating Scripture, the love letters from your heart to mine, the instruction from a caring Father. I am forever grateful for your word. Amen.

REFLECTION: Which Scripture feels like a love note from God to you? Why?

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