WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?
My Precious Daughter,
How I long to be known by you. You already know Me as God, but I want you to know Me as your friend, as the One who loves you most, as your Everlasting Father, your Redeemer and your Prince of Peace.
I understand why you have kept Me at a distance and I understand your hurt and suspicion of anyone who wants to draw close to you. I know the horror of your past and the depth of your pain. I understand how difficult it is to forgive those who have hurt you so deeply. I weep with you over that hurt. My child, I really do understand. I also understand why you hold Me, your Heavenly Father, responsible and why you question My love for you.
Draw closer child so that you can see why I understand so fully. Look into the ragged edges where they rammed a spear through my Son’s side, and stare at the deep puncture wounds in His hands. Gaze at the deep gash in His head from the crown of thorns and the holes in His feet from where they pound the nails. Draw closer and see His back, barely visible for the blood, look closer still and see My tears as blood rolled down His face and hear Him whisper “forgive them for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)
Come even closer and feel His shame as the ones I love publicly paraded His naked body and spat on it as if He were worse than a murderer. Listen to their false accusations, their jeering, and lude shouts and see the hatred in their eyes. But the worst pain of all was His feeling of being abandoned and forsaken by Me, for I have never been apart from My Son.
My precious, precious child, I allowed this horror to My Son, My only Son, for you. And My Son, “for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1-3)
My daughter, you are Our joy. Sin separated you from relationship with Me, your Heavenly Father, and as a Father, I was heartbroken by this separation, so I made a way and sent My Son, My only Son, to take on the penalty of sin. “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2Corinthians 5:21)
My daughter, My Son, My only Son, Jesus Christ has paid the full price for sin, past, present and future. “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear (love) Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.” (Psalm 103:11-14)
Little one, because you are completely forgiven, now you must forgive. I desire that you come closer…even closer but your unforgiving heart will keep us apart. I know it’s difficult to forgive, but I will correct every wrong and punish every evil. If you understand the horror and consequences of sin as I do, you would ask for My mercy upon all those who have hurt you. Remember that I “shall not be mocked, whatsoever man sows, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)
My precious little one, come nearer that I may heal all your hurts. Give Me every hurt, and every hardship you have endured and I shall give you My joy, My love, My Holy Spirit to live within you, to enable you to be all that I have designed and desire for you to be before the foundation of the world.
Come closer and let’s grow deeper in our relationship.
(Isaiah 9; Psalm 147; John 10; Matthew 6; Romans 6)
(Reference: “Mi Cara, Letters From Heaven,” W.A.Vega)