A Letter from a Friend

by TX Bullfrog 

 

My dear friend,

I have learned that you have been struggling lately, that you feel overwhelmed and totally alone. I have even heard that you feel like no one understands what you are going through. First, I want to tell you that my heart breaks for what I have heard about your situation. It is always hard when things like this come up. I know that everyone would like to be free from cares and able to live out their life without fear, knowing what tomorrow will hold. But you know as well as I do that this is life, and it is not a walk in the park. There are things that will come along that will severely challenge you.

The good news is that I know something that can help. What would you say if I told you that I have an answer to your problems? No, no, it does not come out of a bottle. Nope, it doesn’t come in pill form either. Why would you want an artificial pick up that only helps for a brief time and then drops you back down into the state you are currently in? No, what I have is a long-term answer. It is exactly what you need. Best of all, it is completely free. Now I know what you are thinking, you are thinking that I am a few fries short of a Happy Meal. But the truth is, I am completely serious. I have searched far and wide, over more years than you could imagine. And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no substitute to what I have for you.

What I am offering is love. Yep, you heard that right, love. L-O-V-E. A far too often overlooked four-letter word. But the love that I offer supersedes any love that you have ever known. I know this because I have known you since you were born, before that actually. I know your desires, your fears, your frustrations, and all your secrets. There is nothing you can do that would shock or turn Me away. I love you more than you could possibly imagine. So much so that I wanted to go the extra mile and prove it. More on that in a minute. I lived as you live, on this earth with all the burdens that come with it. I have walked among mankind and let Me tell you, I love every single one of you.

The thing is, you needed Someone to step in and take the burdens of your life from you and onto Themselves. And that is exactly what I did. Every burden, all of them for all time has been placed on Me. Are you weary, sick, lonely, confused, lost, in trouble, depressed, or frustrated? Do you need council, a friend who sticks closer than a brother, strength, or protection? I’ve got you covered.

I took everything this life can dish out upon Myself when I gave My life for you. I offered Myself as a sacrifice so that there can be nothing that can ever separate you from Me. I was abused until I was unrecognizable and put to death by being nailed to a tree. There I hung alone for nine hours having all the burdens of this world placed upon My shoulders. I was mocked and ridiculed while in constant pain that no one would ever come close to experiencing, knowing that if I truly wanted, I could have ended it at any moment. But I didn’t, because I love you. There is nothing I would not do for you. No distance I wouldn’t go to show My love.

This is how I proved My love. I died for you. But that is not where My story ended. No, I had more to do. While My body was lying dead in the grave, My Spirit was at work taking the keys of life and death from your greatest enemy. I conquered the enemy so you wouldn’t have to. Then when I was done with that, I came back to life and rose from My grave. You should have seen the faces of those who thought they had gotten rid of Me for good. Let’s just say that they were not happy. But their hate for Me can never stop Me or separate you from My love.

I now watch over you and care for you every second of your life. I even sent My Spirit to you so that He could help you in everything you face. There is nothing too big or too small that I don’t want to be a part of. I want to be with you always. In your darkest hour, I am there weeping with you and shinning the light so that you can find your way. In your happiest moment, I am there celebrating your joy with you laughing and dancing. And let Me tell you, I can dance with the best of them! Oh, and when I told you what I offered was free, I wasn’t lying. All you have to do to get the benefits of this unconditional love is just believe in Me. There are a lot of confusing rules out there that try to convolute this message. But don’t be fooled. All you need is to believe. That’s it. It is such a simple gift to accept. No scam, just friendship. Trust in Me. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

I hope that you have found some encouragement in this letter. It is sincerely from the heart. You are not alone. I am with you. And one day, I will be coming back for you to take you with Me to My kingdom. It isn’t quite ready yet, I am still working. I want it to be nothing but the best for those I love and who love Me in return. After all, you deserve the best I can offer. But I can’t wait to see you and show you everything that I have in store for eternity. In the meantime, if you ever need Me, just call on the name of Jesus and I will be there before you even finish speaking it because that is just Who I am.

Love,

Your Friend forever.