A Christmas Love Letter

I see you sitting there tired, worn out, and empty. Another year of homeschooling has used you up. You feel helpless like a baby. That's OK. I know all about being a baby. I was born one for you many years ago. I know the ache you feel to be held and loved, and that is why I came. I knew you would be sitting there in the future, praying and asking me to hold you, and I am, dear one. Let me give you a special Christmas gift of love as I breathe new life into the center of your soul.

Do you know that I think of you every moment of every day? I watch you patiently homeschool the children I gave you, and I know how badly you feel when you fail and lose your temper. I forgive you, my child, just as you forgive your children when they make a mistake. "It's OK. We'll try again," you say to them, and I'm telling you the same thing. I'm so proud of you and how you've followed me when I asked you to teach your children about me at home. Your sacrifice says that you love me. I know all about that, too. I left everything that was mine when I came from heaven. I know how you feel when the Father asks so much of you.

Look at me, my child. You may feel beat up, but do you know that you are still beautiful? I see that smile. Yes, you're still as beautiful as the day I created you. I love who you are, and I'm whispering your name. Can you hear me? Remember, my child, this is not your home. You really belong here with me in heaven, but I want you where you are now to love this family I gave you. Don't give up. I want you to trust me. I won't let you down. Every promise I've made is true, and someday, I'm coming back for you. For now, rest in my love, and tonight and even tomorrow when you wake up, I'll be here watching over you. I love you. Merry Christmas.

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities" (Hebrews 4:14-15a).

Jesus, thank You for the best Christmas gift I could ever receive, Your forgiveness and love. My heart sings with praise to You for understanding my every need. I love You, Jesus, and offer You my life again to use however You choose. In Your name I pray, Amen.

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Comments(22 comments)

ELISHA H 12/25/2009 02:57:18

Thank you Lord Jesus, Father God and Holy Spirit, for the word's of Love and encouragment that You have given me this Christmas morning, through one of Your children. Thank you that You and Your Love are unchanging and thereore a Word fittly spoken 2 years ago or more than 2000 years ago, still ministers to Your child's heart today. I love You, Jesus Christ! It seems that as we focus and meditate on You, and seek You earnestly, You always turn it back to Your Love for each of Your children, even me. I love You Lord Jesus Christ!!!

ROSE B 12/25/2009 06:49:00

AMEN AMEN AMEN How timely is this message!!! I can not put into words how true this is --- so awesome is the Father's love for each one of His children.

AMY N 12/26/2009 04:58:14

I needed this today. Thank you. Jesus, you are my rock, my salvation, my foundation for living!!

PAULA S 01/07/2010 03:20:41

Wow. You have no idea how much I needed to read this. I'm back from years of living without the Lord and I'm so glad I'm back and I'm so thankful that he is a forgiving Father that accepts me even though I don't deserve it. Thank you Lord. Amen

BETHANY L 12/25/2010 02:46:25

Always the right message at the right time, amazing. This made me cry... Merry Christmas!!!!!

JOY S 12/25/2010 04:11:04

Joy S

Such a beautiful gift this Christmas, to receive this encouragement. It is such a blessing to take a moment each day and reflect on Your love and the reason for all I do. May my new year be an opportunity to share the love You give, dear Lord.

Joy G 12/25/2010 06:01:02

Thank you Jesus, a Merry Christmas to everyone reading this daily devotion!

CARLA D 12/25/2010 08:18:11

Such beautiful words, from a loving and beautiful Savior and Lord. Thank you Jesus!

CHRISTINE K 12/25/2010 23:38:01

God's blessings to the author of today's Daily Focus! Thank you!

AUDRA K 12/25/2011 05:00:39

Amen and Merry Christmas everyone!

LYNN B 12/25/2011 06:49:02

I need to copy this and re read it!Merry Christmas

VALARIE H 12/25/2011 06:56:53

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. It made me cry too. Thanks for showing the real reason of CHRISTmas this year.

CHARLOTTE B 12/25/2011 06:58:36

What a wonderful reminder on this glorious Christmas morning! Thank you so much for these daily reminders. Merry Christmas and God\'s blessings in the coming year.

SONJA R 12/25/2011 09:41:09

Thank you so much for such an inspiring and beautiful Christmas letter. It was the most wonderful gift one can receive. Merry Christmas.

KIMBERLY S 12/25/2011 13:19:03

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you, Jesus for Your ultimate gift of salvation and for Your love and forgiveness everyday!!!! I love you!!!! Thank you for sharing this much needed devotion today!!!

DEREK M 12/25/2011 13:36:10

Exactly what I needed to hear from you today. Thank you, Lord.

Donna K 12/25/2011 21:22:09

Wonderful encouraging message! Thank you to the author and to our wonderful Savior.

CYNTHIA B 01/10/2012 19:29:36

I just now got around to reading this....WOW! Exactly what I needed. I\'m going to print it out and read it every morning before we start our school day! Thank you Jesus!!

Jody F 12/25/2012 21:20:16

I don\'t usually get around to reading these devotionals because, well, you know how busy us home school moms are. It was good to be reminded that when I fail, and I do often, in my actions and attitudes, that Jesus is quick to forgive when we ask Him. I am reminded that I should also be quick to forgive MY children as He is so quick to forgive me. I look forward to beginning school again after our Christmas break with a renewed spirit. Thank you for this timely devotional. I have so very much to be thankful for this beautiful Christmas season.

NORMA Q 12/25/2012 21:51:15

Beautiful!!! God\'s love and grace is just toooooo amazing ... Unfathomable!!

Thank you Jesus for your unfailing love!! <3

Catherine Rinker 12/25/2013 19:18:50

Thank you so very much. I am exhausted, in physical pain, and trying to teach a mentally ill child. Today's words have brought me comfort. "I can do all things through Christ Jesus, who strengthens me."

Ramona Boudreaux 12/25/2014 21:54:35

You don't know how much I needed to hear this. I have been beaten down for so long. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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