Friday, May 9, 2014

all that i have

All that I have is yours and all you have is mine. (John 17:10)


My child, my delight, the joy of my heart, I wish you knew yourself the way I know you.  I wish you saw yourself the way that I see you.  And I wish that, deep down in your heart, you knew the truth that all I have is yours and all you have is mine.  Knowing this one truth, at your very core, would change everything about you.  For then you would know that all of my love is yours, all of my affection is yours, and all of my delight is yours.  You have completely captured my heart.  And not only that, but you also have all of my righteousness, all of my holiness, and all of my purity.  Everything I have belongs to you.

And all that you have is mine.  Your joys are mine and your wounds are mine, your strengths are mine and your weaknesses are mine, your gifts are mine and your inadequacies are mine; so are your insecurities, your anxieties, your fears, your struggles, your burdens, yes, and even your sin--all mine.  Come to me, my child, with all that you are, and let me give you all that I am in return.  Be mine.

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