The Greatest Love Story

My child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you.Psalm 139:1 I know you when you sit down and when you rise up.Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways.Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.Matthew 10:30 For you were made in my image.Genesis 1:27 In me you live and move and have your being.Acts 17:28 For you are my offspring.Acts 17:28 I knew you even before you were conceived.Jeremiah 1:45 I chose you when I planned creation.Ephesians 1:4 You were not a mistake, for all your days were written in my book.Psalm 139:15,16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live.Acts 17:26 You are fearfully and wonderfully made.Psalm 139:14 I knit you together in your mother’s womb.Psalm139:13 And brought you forth on the day you were born.Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me.John 8:41-44 I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love.1 John 4:16 And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.1 John 3:1 Simply because you are my child and I am your Father.1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.Matthew 7:11 For I am the perfect Father.Matthew 5:48 Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.James 1:17 For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.Matthew 6:31-33 My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.Jeremiah 29:11 Because I love you with an everlasting hope.Jeremiah 31:3 My thoughts towards you are countless as the sand on the seashore.Psalm 139:17-18 And I rejoice over you with singing.Zephaniah 3:17 I will never stop doing good to you.Jeremiah 32:40 For you are my treasured possession.Exodus 19:5 I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul.Jeremiah 32:41 And I want to show you great and marvelous things.Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me.Deuteronomy 4:29 Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart.Psalm 37:4 For it is I who gave you those desires.Philippians 2:13 I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine.Ephesians 3:20 For I am your greatest encourager.2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles.2 Corinthians 1:3,4 When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you.Psalm 34:18 As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart.Isaiah 40:11 One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes.Revelation 21:3-4 And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth.Revelation 21:3,4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus.John 17:23 For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.John 17:26 He is the exact representation of my being.Hebrews 1:3 He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you.Romans 8:31 And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.2 Corinthians 5:18-19 His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you.1 John 4:10 I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love.Romans 8:31,32 If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me.1 John 2:23 And nothing will ever separate you from my love again.Romans 8:38,39 Come home and I will throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen.Luke 15:7 I have always been Father, and will always be Father.Ephesians 3:14,15

My question is… Will you be my child?John 1:12,13

I am waiting for you.Luke 15:11-32

Love, your Dad,
Almighty God.

As presented at PlanetShakers on August 2, 2015