In light of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fitting to share some excerpts from what I believe is the greatest, purest, truest, and most beautiful love letter ever penned—God’s message of love to us.  The Bible is filled with God’s words of love for His people, accounts of how He demonstrates that love through His actions, and hope for how He is working that love out towards completion.  Below is just a small compilation of some verses I hope will encourage your heart and remind you of how loved and valued you are by Him.   Moreover, may these words deepen your desire to want to know and love and experience the joys of a relationship with the Author.

My Beloved,

Do you know how much I value you?  I created you in My own image (Genesis 1:27) and breathed the breath of life in you (Genesis 2:7).  Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you to be the person I wanted you to be (Jeremiah 1:5).  I formed your inward parts; I knitted you together.  You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Yes, wonderful are you, the work of My hands; your soul knows it well. Your frame was not hidden from Me, when you were being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth (Psalm 13:13-15). I have searched you and know you, and every moment of your life matters to Me. I care when you sit down and when you rise up.  I am acquainted with all of your ways.  Before a word is on your tongue, I know it.  I hem you in, behind and before and I lay My hand gently upon you” (Psalm 139 1-5).  Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before Me. Why, I even know the number of hairs on your head at this very moment. Fear not, you are of more value than many sparrows (Luke 12:6-7).  My eyes are turned toward you, and My ears hear every cry (Psalm 34:15). Can a mother forget her nursing child or fail to show compassion on the son of her womb?  Surely some may forget, but I will never forget you (Isaiah 49:15). I go before you, I am with you, and I will never leave you or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:8).  

I love you with an everlasting love, and I will draw you with My kindness (Jeremiah 31:3).  Because, I never want you to question how very much I love you, I laid down My life for you, and there is no greater love than that (John 15:13).  I left My kingdom to find you in the darkness, to rescue you from your sin, to adorn you with My immeasurable love, and to bring you into My presence forever (John 3:16-17).  Because I love you and want to be with you, I bought you with the precious price of My blood (1 Corinthians 6:20).  Out of My rich mercy and great love for you, even when you were dead in your sins, I made you alive in Me, so you might know the exceeding riches of My grace and kindness toward you (Ephesians 2:4-7).  I am in your midst, and I am mighty to save. I rejoice over you with gladness, I will quiet you by My love, and I will exult over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17).  

With affection too deep for words,

The ONE who knows you completely and calls you Beloved


By Katie Miller

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