My Child,

You may not know me, 
but I know everything about you. 
Psalm 139:1 O Lord, You have searched me and known me.


I know when you sit down and when you rise up. 
Psalm 139:2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.

I am familiar with all your ways. 
Psalm 139:3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. 
Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin?

And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will.

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

For you were made in my image.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God
He created him; male and female He created them.

In me you live and move and have your being. For you are my offspring. 
Acts 17:28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, 
as also some of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring.

I knew you even before you were conceived. 
Jeremiah 1:4-5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.

I chose you when I planned creation. 
Ephesians 1:11-12 (my correction Eph 1:3-6)
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. 
Psalm 139:15-16 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. 
Acts 17:26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. 
Psalm 139:14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

I knit you together in your mother's womb. 
Psalm 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb

And brought you forth on the day you were born. 
Psalm 71:6 6 By You I have been upheld from birth;
You are He who took me out of my mother's womb.
My praise shall be continually of You.

I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me.
John 8:41-44 (-47)
41 You do the deeds of your father.
Then they said to Him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father—God.
42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 
1 John 4:16 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 
1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us,
that we should be called children of God!

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. 
Matthew 7:11 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

For I am the perfect father. 
Matthew 5:48 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. 
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. 
Matthew 6:31-33 Therefore do not worry, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. 
Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Because I love you with an everlasting love. 
Jeremiah 31:3 3 The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore.
Psalms 139:17-18 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more
in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.

And I rejoice over you with singing. 
Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.

I will never stop doing good to you. 
Jeremiah 32:40 40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.

For you are my treasured possession. 
Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. 
Jeremiah 32:41 41 Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will assuredly plant them in this land, with all My heart and with all My soul.

And I want to show you great and marvelous things. 
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me, and I will answer you, 
and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. 
Deuteronomy 4:29 29 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, 
and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. 
Psalm 37:4 4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

For it is I who gave you those desires. 
Philippians 2:13 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine.
Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

For I am your greatest encourager. 
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. 
Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. 
Isaiah 40:11 He will feed His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs with His arm,And carry them in His bosom,
And gently lead those who are with young.

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes.
And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth.
Revelation 21:3-4 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus.
John 17:23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. 
John 17:26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.

He is the exact representation of my being. 
Hebrews 1:3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. 
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 
1 John 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that
He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. 
Romans 8:31-32 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 
1 John 2:23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; 
he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen.
Luke 15:7 7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety- nine just persons who need no repentance.


I have always been Father, and will always be Father.
Ephesians 3:14-15 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

My question is… 
Will you be my child? 
John 1:12-13 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

I am waiting for you. 
Luke 15:11-32
The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Then He said: A certain man had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. So he divided to them his livelihood. 13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. 14 But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. 15 Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.
17 But when he came to himself, he said, How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 19 and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants. 
20 And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son. 
22 But the father said to his servants, Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 23 And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; 24 for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry.
25 Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, Your brother has come, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted calf. 
28 But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him. 29 So he answered and said to his father, Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him. 
31 And he said to him, Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. 32 It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.

Love, Your Dad
Almighty God

The Peace Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

The Little Bible

For God so loved the world,

that he gave his only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in him

should not perish,

but have everlasting life.

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Jn 3:16 KJV