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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Rattled (05/09/13)

TITLE: Love Letter
By Carolyn Ancell
05/13/13


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Dear Beloved Child,

I know, you probably think I'm nagging. Call it reminding you, inviting you, telling you I will always wait for you, never give up on you. I love you.

I see how fast you're running to get everything done, to accumulate the things you think you must have in life, to make the right moves to advance your career. But I also see your need to make sense of it all. There is a way. (I know what you're thinking. "Here He goes again.") Indulge me. Try it, even if just for a moment at first.

Be still, and know that I am God.

I see how confused you are by the all possibilities, the constant choices you must make. I see how rattled you become when overwhelmed by uncertainty. Wisdom will come only through prayer. Come to me in prayer. I do listen. There are so many things I want you to understand. I will teach you in the silence of your heart in our time together.

Be still, and know.

I see the pace of the world you live in. I understand how hard it is. Never a moment to stop, chill, relax, breathe. "Pray?" you ask. "I do that while in motion." That's good. I do invite you to pray always, but here's the thing. How would your spouse or child feel if you spoke to them only on the fly? I desire a moment with you. A quiet one. Just the two of us. Can you arrange that?

Be still.

I know the world keeps telling you that what you are is more important than who you are, a child of God, my child. Do you understand--will you ever--that I will always treasure who you are more than what you might become in this world? Do you understand--will you ever--that I love you just the way you are? May I suggest that you cease your doing and striving, quiet your rattling, prattling mind, calm your need to have and do more, and--just for a moment--simply be.

Be.

I'm here. For you.

Be still, and know that I am God.

Love,
God


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Nancy Bucca 05/17/13
Wow, what a great message in this. I think it would make a wonderful devotional. Nice take on the topic too.
Linda Berg05/17/13
Beautiful and so true. You portrayed the way we often let our rattled lives control our relationship or lack of with our Lord. I enjoyed this very much.
Richard Hicks05/18/13
This is something we can all relate to. You have a great way with words. Great writing. Keep it up!
Judith Gayle Smith05/21/13
Lovely . . .