Have you ever received a love letter or written one to someone? Many movies are based on letters they find in the attic or from a grandparent to enhance the plot. Historical writers research old letters in archives to help them write historical fiction accurately. We like to receive letters but, like most of us, we don’t like to write them especially to someone close to us.
Everyone has received a love letter from Father God in his Word, the Bible. But not everyone has opened it. My belief is that it never gets old as we still benefit from the words whether we can live by them or not. In fact, we can’t. We need God to help us in many areas, but especially in the love area. In the old versions of the Bible, the word was ‘charity’ which in essence reflects the meaning of giving or caring for someone. If we love someone we give to them.
We can give words of encouragement, appreciation, acknowledgment, and affirmation. Words that build up, not tear down.
October has been a month of my husband’s birthday so I did what I used to do. I wrote him a letter. An ocean separated us so we did the next best thing. We corresponded the old fashioned way and wrote letters to each other before we were married. If only I found those old letters!
Marriage is not based on feelings but choice. We choose to love in the good times and the not-so-good times. Emotions may not always be there, but when that happens we choose to love because we are in control of our will.
My personal letter on your birthday
I thought I’d give you a birthday card with a poem in it, but my muse just didn’t flow. But I found this instead. A card with the poem that describes you and my feelings on this your birthday. “You’re sweet and dear in all your ways.” And your smiles light up my life, even on dull days when troubles abound. But still, you have faith in us and our family. Thank you for believing.
You’re the kind of husband others may envy when they see your love and kindness towards your wife. I know I don’t deserve it, but God in his mercy gave you to me to love and cherish. So my humble words may not come close to the way I feel about you. I appreciate the way you serve me in so many ways such as house chores, cooking and even baking. The places where I fall short you complement and fill in the gaps and make me look good. I appreciate that about you. You encourage me when I’m down, and lately, that’s been quite a task for you, but thank you for keeping on. God did not make mistakes when he made us fit together even right to our physical size, spiritual hunger for God, and mental compatibility. And where we are different, I accept those differences with a thankful heart. You are you and that makes life interesting.
Please take care of yourself, and don’t forget to do what makes you happy. Find that place just for yourself. And remember I’m here to share life with you. God bless you with health, joy, peace, prosperity, and goodness. Love endures all, and you’ve shown that. I’m sorry for making you stress about the choices we need to make.
I believe in you. May you have the best birthday ever.
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Have a great fall season in God`s great outdoors and enjoy the splendor of colors.