Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Envelope

     One Christmas, many years ago(I think somewhere around 8-10 years ago), my Dad gave myself and each of my siblings one of these envelopes.
    They were addressed to each of us and said, "From your Heavenly Father."
This is what was inside.
5 note cards, each with a different promise from God's word.

Abundant Life: John 10:10 "The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give you life in all its fullness."

Example to Live By: "John 13:14-15 "And since I , the LORD and Teacher have washed your feet, you ought to wash eachother's feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you."

Kingdom of Heaven: Luke 12:32 "So don't be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom."

Salvation: Ephesians 2:8-9 "God saved you by His special favor when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it."

His Love: Romans 8:33-35a " Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself.  Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.  Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? 

    I pulled it out of my Bible this morning and read the cards again. So thanks Dad for this gift, a reminder that not only does my Heavenly Father love me, but you do too!

1 comment:

  1. That is a pretty cool way to remind someone of God's gifts.