From day 1, I fell in love with you. You were different from the rest- uniquely created just for me. Your beauty is beyond comparison in every aspect. Sometimes, people become envious of another’s relationship and bond, so they seek to sabotage what could and would be a great force; a bond that would be a threat to everything they oppose. That is what happened between you and I. Someone I know quite well, did not value the relationship so I totally disconnected.
This person became bitter and tried to destroy anything connected with me or who I love. They lied about me. Tried to get others to turn against me- and have even affected me and your relationship. So much so, that you really do not trust me and have withdrawn yourself from me but I have been chasing after you.
I asked others about becoming reacquainted with you. Some said that our relationship was a lost cause and that I was foolish to think that you would love me after all that has been presented to you about me and everything that you have gone through in life. Call me a hopeless romantic, but here I felt, if I demonstrated my love as opposed to just saying that I loved you, you would come running to me. I have followed you, watched you, for many years. I have even spoken to some people I know to help bring to fruition some of your hopes and dreams- waiting on the day that you would come to the realization that I have never left you. Distance has pulled us a part but I have done everything to get closer and closer to you.
At first, I followed you. Then I spoke with some of your family members to help you out. I guided them so they could guide you and bring you back to me. I figured you would listen to them as they spoke about me and the type of being that I am. But that wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to be closer to you. So I spoke to your brother, and asked Him if He would be willing to lay aside and sacrifice His desires to come and talk to you about our relationship and how I really desire for this to work. And so He did, and boy oh boy did He ever. He went through leaps and bounds, as they say. In fact, He died. He was ridiculed, talked about, beaten, all because I wanted you to be with me. I don’t want anyone else to have access to you because they don’t know how special you are. They do not know your gifts and talents. They do not know your holes and dreams. They do not know how special you are. But I do.
Your brother had to go on to fulfill some other obligations I had requested of Him, but I did not just pour out my heart to you, through Him, to then leave you. I sent my personal assistant- and spiritual advisor to comfort you in your weakest moments, to give you guidance and reassurance that I really want to be with you and you with me…just in case someone else comes along and tells you that I do not truly love you. I love you and I simply want the best for you. But I have to be honest. You will not reach your fullest potential without me. I can help you, if you let me. I would hope that our relationship would not be based upon what I can do for you, but rather you recognizing my love and reciprocating it back to me. Just like you, I desire to be loved too. Once we restore our relationship, everything else will fall into place. So, what do you say? Are you ready? Will you allow me to love you?
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18 NKJV
Your Father (God)
These are the conversations I have in my head and how I make the word of God personal. I imagined God speaking to us in our terms, but from the perspective of a relationship. The enemy became the envious one and tried to disrupt our relationship with our Father. The Bible shares how God originally communicated through special people such as Moses, Joshua, David, Isaiah and Jeremiah- how He appeared in a cloud by day and fire by evening.
Our brother, of course, is Jesus. God’s personal assistant and spiritual advisor…none other than the Holy Spirit- God’s Spirit.
We mean so much to our Father and that, is what I call true love and devotion. God’s journey of redemption for us, is worthy of giving God a specific praise.