I wanted to let you know exactly what I think of you because the words that have been circling your brain are lies. The things you hear in your head: you’re worthless, you’re gross, you’re dumb, no one cares, you’re insignificant, life doesn’t matter, you’re hated, you’re lost, you’re broken, you’re irreparable, you’re unfulfilled – all of them are lies.
Here’s the truth: I love you. I love you so much. I have unlimited love for you, and you alone – I am limitless, the infinity of all infinities and I am love and I love you. You, with the terrible history of lying, cheating, running away. You, that has broken others and yourself. You, that no one seems to love or be able to forgive. You, that is who I love.
I sent my son to save you. Died a death that you deserved to have you in my love forever. I knit you together in your mother’s womb. Tied the pieces of your perfect imperfections together to form you. In moments of joy, I am there in your laughter. In moments of mourning, I yearn to comfort you.
I’ve loved you before you even existed – before your parents and grandparents existed. I’ve loved you since before the dawn of time. I created the dawn of time for you.
In your times of lonesome; in your times of abandonment; in your times of fear and discontent you are still my child. I’ve adopted you into my kingdom fit for the overflowing love I have for you and while your inheritance of this kingdom is incredible, I have an even more incredible joy to have you, one of my children, coming home.
I open my door and host a banquet for my children that were lost and now are found. You are my child. I built mansions in heaven and make clothes of the purest white for my most loved, like a groom for his bride. You are my most loved.
I promise you this unending, everlasting, eternal love. This love that promises to never give you more than you can handle. This love that gives you a solace from dark, anxious thoughts. This love that straightens your path and strengthens your heart.
You are more than a product of your past circumstances. You are more than a chemical imbalance. You are more than the choices that you’ve made. You are more than an orphan. You are more than your grades. You are more than lost friendships. You are more than likes on a post. You are more than broken relationships. You are more than light on the brightest day. You are more than your darkest thoughts. You are more than whatever holds you back from love because you are loved.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. (1 John 4:7-12)