Dear Jesus

Dear Jesus,

I love you. I love that I can come to you about all things. I don’t need to share all the hidden desires of my heart with the world. I don’t need to share all the hidden dilemmas  in my heart with the world, but I can share them with you and know that you hear me. I can delight in your presence and be overjoyed by your love.

I have all I need with you. I am complete. Sickness comes and pains in the body, but I have your love. I am not alone.

Friends bad mouth me and ridicule me. Friends betray me and backstab me, but still you are my best friend. Still you love me in all my inadequates. All day long I want to praise you. All day long I want to worship you.

I want to worship you when I rise up and have every thought be pleasing to you, oh my Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

How amazing is it that today I get to work for you. Today I get to influence children all over the world. God willing, I get to hug a child today. God willing, I get to learn more for you. God willing I get to love someone today. God willing.

I love you Jesus. I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you.

You have given me dreams. You have taken me to hidden places just to romance me there. You took me to a private castle over a beautiful lake and mountain just to tell me how precious I am to you.

You have allowed me to feel things that I could never feel without your power.

You have opened up my eyes to see when I have messed up and I didn’t even know. Oh Lord how gentle you are with me. You nudge me time and time again to reveal your truths to me, but you are never condemning.

There are days when I am filled with greed, and all I want to do is run from your sweet voice. How silly it is to run to the world in a time of trouble. Food is delicious, but it can’t fill up the missing pieces in my soul. Friends are beautiful and a true friend sticks close than a brother, but your friendship oh God, I have never found another like it.

You are majestic and sweet. You are simple and complex in all your ways. You are more than I could ever ask for in a friend.

I love you.

I love you.

I love you more than my mom. I love you more than my brothers. I love you more than my Church and my community. I love you more than life itself, for you are more than I could ever explain. You have done more than I could ever explain. You are beautiful!

Jesus, you have seen me in the crowd. You have stopped for me. You have smiled down on me in awe.

You romanced me and showed me how beautiful I am. I didn’t know. I didn’t know that I had a beautiful heart. I didn’t know that I was worth far more than rubies, but YOU chased me down. YOU chased me down and you showed me.

You came to me in dreams. You came to me in pineapples, sticky notes, bible verses, sunsets, and children. You came to me in all the most unexpected places. You came. You came for me.

I love you to the moon and back Jesus. I love you to the moon and back.

There isn’t a reader out there. There isn’t a friend out there. There isn’t a boss or a companion that could ever love me the way you love me Jesus.

I am complete. I am whole. I have all that I need because you are my friend. I love you more than you could ever know, and I pray my heart and soul never forgets my love for you.

Love,

Lauren

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