Monday, January 11, 2010

My Beloved

This morning I opened my NIV Worship Bible* to begin studying Jeremiah and discovered an excerpt titled, "My Beloved". Someone took passages of scripture, paraphrased them and put them into a letter format with God as the first-person pronoun. The result of which really ministered to me as I consider the life God gives us, no matter how long or short it is. Here is the letter:

My Beloved

Before you were born, you were special to Me. I knew you before you were conceived in your mother's womb. With My own hands I fearfully and wonderfully created every detail that makes you unique. I knit together your body, soul and spirit.

I saw you long before you ever existed. I watched every day of your life. So I know you. I know where you have been, where you are, and where you are going.

If only you knew the thoughts I have toward you. Did you know My thoughts for you outnumber the grains of sand on all the beaches of the world? You are the apple of My eye. When trouble approaches, I hide you in the shadow of My wings. I have even engraved you on the palms of My hands.

It is My love for you that makes you precious and honored in My sight. I created you for My glory, and I will never abandon what I have formed and made. My goodness and love will follow you every day of your life. So do not fret; I will fulfill My purpose for your life. And always remember… My love endures forever and ever!

Paraphrased from the following passages: Ps 17:8; 23:6; 100:5; 138:8; 139:13-18; Is 43:4-7; 49:16; Jer 1:5

*The NIV Worship Bible, Copyright ©2000 by the Corinthian Group, Inc., Dana Point, CA


  1. Thanks for posting that Rick. It was something I needed to hear too. You and Summer are so in my prayers.

  2. That was beautiful....God is always right there to bring comfort - so glad you are looking in the right place.....

    Praying still...