Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Cheesy? Soppy? I say it's lovely.

I first read this somewhere more than twenty years ago (you can tell it's old as nowadays it would be an email or text, not a letter) and I've kept it ever since. Some might think it's embarrassingly cheesy or soppy but I think it's rather lovely.

Letter from a Friend.

I just had to write to tell you how much I love you and care for you. Yesterday, I saw you walking and laughing with your friends; I hoped that soon you'd want me to walk along with you, too. So, I painted you a sunset to close your day and whispered a cool breeze to refresh you.

I waited - you never called - I just kept on loving you.

As I watched you fall asleep last night, I wanted so much to touch you. I spilled moonlight onto your face - trickling down your face as so many tears have. You didn't even think of Me; I wanted so much to comfort you.

The next day I exploded a brilliant sunrise into glorious morning for you. But you woke up late and rushed off to work - you didn't even notice. My sky became cloudy and My tears were the rain.

I love you. Oh, if you'd only listen. I really love you. I try to say it in the quiet of the green meadow and in the blue sky. The wind whispers My love throughout the treetops and spills into the vibrant colours of all the flowers. I shout it to you in the thunder of the great waterfalls and compose love songs for birds to sing for you. I warm you with the clothing of my sunshine and perfume the air with nature's sweet scent. My love for you is deeper than any ocean and greater than any need in your heart.

If you'd only realise how I care.

My Father sends His love. I want you to meet Him - He cares too. Fathers are just that way. So, please call on me soon. No matter how long it takes. I'll wait - because I love you.

Your Friend - Jesus.


Anonymous said...

Awwwww! Now you've gone and done it. Made me feel all guilty.

Fred Shope said...

I like this. I'm one of those people who connects with God through creation.

Sage said...

That was very good, I haven't seen it before; it reminds me of the poem footsteps and makes me feel quite humble..

Roland said...

That wasn't cheesy.
Its good to remember.
And you pic at the top helped me remember to visit a site I haven't in few days.
Thanks for both reminders.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

This was good.

It reminds me of the time my husband and I were driving home after the graveside ceremony following my father's funeral. And the western sky filled with the most glorious sunset I'd seen in a long time. I'm not egotistical enough to think God painted the sky just for me, but all the same, I took it as a comforting sign that my dad had just entered glory.

Signs of His love are everywhere if we just look for them.

Anonymous said...

oh dear - If I make a comment of dis-agreement I will be called a troll or a chav or scumbag or pond-life. You seem a nice decent person but have you ever been anywhere or done anything on this planet connected to the real world? (no offence) And, with respect, dead is dead. End of.....

AnneDroid said...

Hi anonymous

Of course you can make a comment dis-agreeing! You're welcome and you don't have to be anonymous.

I've lived my whole life in the "real" world, btw, and I've not been "nice" 100% of the time by any means, so "seem" is probably the right word.