A Father’s Love Letter

by Benjamin Hammond

My Child…

You may not know me, but I know everything about you… Psalm 139:1I know when you sit down and when you rise up… Psalm 139:2I am familiar with all your ways… Psalm 139:3Even the very hairs on your head are numbered… Matthew 10:29-31For you were made in my image… Genesis 1:27. In me you live and move and have your being… Acts 17:28. For you are my offspring… Acts 17:28. I knew you even before you were conceived… Jeremiah 1:4-5. I chose you when I planned creation… Ephesians 1:11-12. You were not a mistake… Psalm 139:15-16. For all your days are written in my book… Psalm 139:15-16. I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live… Acts 17:26. You are fearfully and wonderfully made… Psalm 139:14. I knit you together in your mother’s womb… Psalm 139:13. And brought you forth on the day you were born… Psalm 71:6. I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me… John 8:41-44. I am not distant and angry, but I am the complete expression of love… 1 John 4:16. And it is my desire to lavish my love on you… 1 John 3:1. Simply because you are my child and I am your father… 1 John 3:1. I offer you more than your earthly father ever could… Matthew 7:11. For I am the perfect father… Matthew 5:48. Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand… James 1:17. For I am your provider and I meet all your needs… Matthew 6:31-33. My plan for you has always been filled with hope… Jeremiah 29:11. Because I love you with an everlasting love… Jeremiah 31:3. My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore… Psalm 139:17-18. And I rejoice over you with singing… Zephaniah 3:17. I will never stop doing good to you… Jeremiah 32:40. For you are my treasured possession… Exodus 19:5. I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul… Jeremiah 32:41. And I want to show you great and marvelous things… Jeremiah 33:3. If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me… Deuteronomy 4:29. Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart… Psalm 37:4. For it is I who gave you those desires… Philippians 2:13. I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine… Ephesians 3:20. For I am your greatest encourager… 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17. I am also the father who comforts you in all your troubles… 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you… Psalm 34:18.  As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart… Isaiah 40:11. One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes… Revelation 21:3-4. And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth… Revelation 21:4. I am your father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus… John 17:23. For in Jesus my love for you is revealed… John 17:26. He is the exact representation of my being… Hebrews 1:3. And he came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you… Romans 8:31. And to tell you that I am not counting your sins… 2 Corinthians 5:18-19. Jesus dies so that you and I could be reconciled… 2 Corinthians 5:18-19. His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you… 1 John 4:10. I gave up everything I love that I might gain your love… Romans 8:32. If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me… 1 John 2:23. And nothing will ever separate you from my love again… Romans 8:38-39. Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen… Luke 15:7. I have always been father and will always be father… Ephesians 3:14-15. My question is… Will you be my child?… John 1:12-13. I am waiting for you… Luke 15:11-32.

…Love, Your Dad. Almighty God.