To Whom It May Concern:
Today is an important day for you.
Today is the day that you will say goodbye to all the lies.
The ones that keep you up at night. That suffocate you and erase your smile.
Not smart enough.
Do these sound familar?
Let me tell you about the most kind, gentle, and loving person who delights in you.
Those lies will never come out of his mouth for you.
He sings over you with His love,
And all he wants you to do is to laugh with him, dance with him and rest in Him.
Would you like to know who this is?
His name is Jesus.
And he calls you Beloved. And his favor rests so sweetly on you. Like the warm sun. Like a child's laughter. Like a rainbow after a heavy rain. He radiates and blushes at the sound of your pattering feet on this big ol' grand earth.
And he is calling you.
To claim your name.
Fully known and fully loved.
Including all your flaws, all your mistakes. All. Of. It.
He loved you then, he loves you now and he loves you tomorrow already. Chosen.
He's waiting for you to claim your belovedness.
Will you come?
You are my Son, the Beloved; my favor rests on you’” (Matt. 3: 16–17; Mark 1: 10–11; Luke 3: 21–22).
Book recommendations on this topic:
The Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen
I Have a New Name by Hosanna Poetry