Written by Neshni Naidoo
We traditionally think of a love letter in romantic terms. But did you know that you receive love letters from God every day?
It comes in the form of an answer to a prayer or a question that you voiced. This love letter appears in the most unexpected places – a song, a line in a movie, a photo, something in nature, a phone call from a friend or even a random page in a random book.
How do I know this? Well, I have received many love letters, but only when my heart was open and my mind as clear as the summer sky.
On days when I need a reminder of His Love, I find hearts. A heart-shaped leaf in my garden. A guinea fowl feather with a heart pattern on my dad’s passing anniversary. Heart-shaped cherries on a family outing to the cherry farm. A heart shape in a tree on Mother’s Day. Finding these hearts lightens and brightens my day and makes my heart expand with love.
My other love letters come in the form of signs – on cars, billboards, or buildings. Each of these is a special message that I needed to reflect on and help me on my journey. I love to sing, especially when I am driving. I was singing one of my favourite hymns, “How Great Thou Art” and when I looked across, the taxi next to me had the words, “Jesus Loves You,” on the rear windscreen. It was confirmation as if God were saying, “I hear you.”
On another day, the car in front of me had a sticker on the rear window – it was a cross with the text 29:11. This verse from the bible states:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
– Jeremiah 29:11
This came on a day when I was paralysed by self-doubt.
There are days when I don’t see or hear anything. It is usually when I am functioning on autopilot or have filled my day with busy-ness.
This article is not a brag post but a reminder that we are blessed – we are loved. Pause, breathe and be aware – be awake. If we are sleepwalking through life – putting our attention only on the material, we will miss the miracles that surround us – we will miss the love letters that God is sending us to guide us and light up our way through the darkness.
Are you aware of the love letters you have received?
Wishing you love and light.