‘A Letter from your caring Father’ by Neil Anderson & Rich Miller
My Child, you may not know me, but I know everything about you. I know when you sit down and when you rise up. I am familiar with all your ways. In me you live and move and have your being. I knew you even before you were conceived. I chose you when I planned creation. You were not a mistake, for all your days were written in my book. I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. I knit you together in your mother’s womb and brought you forth on the day you were born.
I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. It is my desire to lavish my love on you, simply because you are my child and I am your Father. I offer you more than your earthly father could, for I am the perfect Father. My plan for your future has always been filled with hope because I love you with an everlasting love. My thoughts towards you are as countless as the sand on the seashore, and I rejoice over you with singing. I will never stop doing good to you, for you are my treasured possession. I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine.
I am the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. When you are broken-hearted, I am close to you. As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes, and I will take away the pain you have suffered on this earth.
I am your Father and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. For in Jesus my love for you is revealed. He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Come home and I will throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. I am waiting for you.
Love, your Abba Father
Source: Neil Anderson & Rich Miller, Getting Anger Under Control, 2002, Oregon USA: Harvest House, p.150-151