“I have never known someone so kind. I have never met a man with such fire in eyes. It’s who you are to me Jesus. Lord, you’re the kindest man I know.”
I read this recently, and it really struck me. The way it’s worded. It’s like a honest love letter. Like a note a short note that one lover would slip to his or her sweetheart before parting ways. Simple words, packed with love.
So why don’t we talk to God like that more often? Why do we talk to God like He is an untouchable supernatural power?
Of course, we ought to give Christ the respect that is due. But why not talk to Him like the friend He is?
I don’t understand why we get so caught up in feeling like we can’t be friends with Christ. Or better yet, why can’t we love Him the way we love others? I often see girls on Instagram posting about Christ being the “first love,” but I am willing to bet money that half of those girls don’t love Christ the way they love their boyfriend. It’s just not how we think. But it’s just as easy to write God a love note, as it is to write something to a boyfriend or girlfriend.
When I was at a Delight & Be intensive last summer, we were all given notebooks, and we were told to write love letters to Jesus.
That concept was so new to me.
Writing love letters to Jesus had never been talked about. But, I tried it.
To be honest, it’s one of my favorite ways to worship and talk to Christ now. It’s much more personal. I give him the messy stuff. Because He doesn’t hide that He came to save the messy people, so I don’t hide that I am.
So, my challenge to you is to fall in love with Christ. He’s the kindest man you’ll ever meet. He’s the closest friend you’ll ever have.
He’s the Lord. He wants your heart. All of it. 💙