A Letter From Jesus

Dear Friend,

I just had to send you a note to tell you how much I love you and care for you.
I saw you yesterday as you were talking to your friend.
I waited all day hoping you would want to talk with me.
As evening came, I gave you a sunset to close your day and a breeze to rest you and I waited.
You never came. Sure, it hurts me, but I still love you because I am your friend.

I saw you fall asleep last night and I longed to touch your face.
Again I waited wanting to rush down so we could talk. I have so many gifts for you.
You got up late and rushed off to work/school. My tears were in the rain.

Today you looked so sad - so all alone. It makes my heart ache because I understand.
My friends let me down many times too, but I love you.

If you would only listen to me! I love you!
I try to tell you in the blue sky and in the quiet green grass.
I whisper it in the leaves, in the trees, and breathe it in the colors of the flowers.
I shout it to you in the mountain steams and give the birds love songs to sing.
I clothe you with warm sunshine and sweeten the air with nature scents.

My LOVE for you is deeper than the ocean and
bigger than the biggest want or need in your heart.
If you would only knew how much I want to walk and talk with you.
I know how hard it is on Earth. I really know! And I want to help you.

I want you to meet my Father. He wants to help you, too. My Father is that way you know.
Just call me - ask me - talk with me! Please don't forget me!
I have so much to share with you!
Alright, okay, I won't bother you any more. You are free to choose me. It's your decision.
I have chosen you, and because of this I will wait, and wait, and wait, because I love you.

Your Friend, Jesus
Author Unknown

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned
that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned
that little things can be the special things in life.

When you though I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer,
and I knew there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick,
and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people
who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and safe.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it
and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities,
even when you didn't feel good and I learned that
I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that
sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be
everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know
to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say,
 "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking."

- Author Unknown -


... reliance on the certainty that God has a pattern for my life when everything seems meaningless
... remembering I am God's priceless treasure when I feel utterly useless

... depending on the fact that God is Love - not on my ability to figure out
the why's in the midst of smashed hopes, reversal, and tragedy

... keeping on when I am dog tired, discouraged, disillusioned, deserted, dusty and dry
and I cast on His strength alone

... realizing that I am useful to God, not in spite of my scars, but because of them
... confidence that God is acting for my highest good when He answers "No" to my prayers
... accepting the truth that, in spite of the wreckage and grief I've caused,
God who has wiped the slate clean and delights in me

... recognizing that God is the Lord of time when my idea of timing doesn't agree with his

... not a vague hope of a happy here after but an assurance of Heaven based on
my trust in Christ's death as payment for my sins

... remembering that, though my way is dark as night to me,
God can see and guides me unerringly

... doing the right thing regardless of the consequences knowing God will turn
the ultimate effect to good

... the conviction the Promiser keeps His promises.
(author unknown)