09 August 2009

Love Letter from a Friend

I’ve mentioned I’m a Pack Rat. And today, as I was listening to the Podcast of last week’s sermon for some sermon notes to share (I couldn’t use today’s because they had run out of outlines… serves me right for being late), I looked down at my feet, and under my desk here is a stack of odds and ends things… Old calendars (’cause you never know when you might need those), some magazines, a couple directories… and then I noticed a folder that looked straight out of the ’80s. I thought “What in the world is in that thing?” I began to leaf through it and came across an old typed (you know, on the old actual typewriters) copy of something I hadn’t seen in a long time. I don’t even remember where it came from. But, it was certainly a message I needed to be reminded of and one I need to keep on hand. A “Love Letter” from the truest, noblest most endearing Friend one could ever hope to have.
So, please, read it. Share in it with me. And feel free to claim Him as your own Friend, too. All are welcome in His circle.

Dear Friend,

How have you been? We haven’t spoken in some time, so I wanted to send a quick note to tell you just how much you’ve been on my heart and my mind.

I saw you yesterday as you were talking with your friends. I waited all day, hoping you would want to talk to me, too.

As evening drew near, I gave you a sunset to close your day and a cool breeze to rest you – and I waited. You never came. Yes, it hurts me, but I still love you.

I saw you fall asleep last night and longed to touch your heart, so I spilled moonlight upon your pillow and face. Again I waited, wanting to rush to you so we could talk. I have so much I want to share with you!

You awakened late and rushed off to work. My tears were in the rain.

Today, you looked so sad – so all alone. It makes my heart ache because I want to help and I so understand. My friends, too let me down and hurt me many times. But, I still love them. And I love you.

Oh, if only you would listen to me. I love you more than you know. I try to tell you in the blue sky. In the quiet green grass. I whisper it in the leaves on the trees and breathe it in the colors of the flowers. I shout it to you in the mountain streams and give the birds love songs to sing over you. I clothe you with warm sunshine and infuse the air with nature’s scents. My love for you is deeper than the deepest ocean. Bigger than the biggest want or need in your heart. Oh, if only you knew how much I want to walk this road with you!

I know how hard it is in this life. I’ve walked the road, too. I know the hurt. I know the struggles. I know betrayal and I know loss. And I want to help you.

I want you to know my Father, too. The very One Who helped me along the journey. And He wants to help you, too.

So, please. Don’t hesitate to call on me. Turn to me. I’m here. Just talk with me! Anytime. I’ll be waiting. I promise.

Unconditionally Yours,


1 comment:

Mellie said...

Thanks, Jessica, I needed that.