That isn’t a word spoken often.
Be-lov-ed: dearly loved.
synonyms: darling, dear, dearest, precious, adored, much loved, cherished, treasured, prized, highly regarded.
Do you believe that you are beloved?
You’re still in school… quietly waiting. You don’t have anyone to call you beloved.
You’re divorced. You are broken. You don’t have anyone to call you beloved.
You’re reaching your thirties and still no prospects on the horizon. You have no one to call you beloved.
If this is you or has ever been you, this letter is for you, friend.
Before you were born, while you were still in your mothers womb, you were made wonderfully and fearfully. Carefully and intricately, your innermost being was being knit together in the quiet of the universe. This Creator, Yahweh, was shaping your life years in mere moments. Yahweh was coloring each strand of your beautiful hair, placing each freckle. Each beauty mark. Yahweh shaped and designed your eyes and your height. Perfectly fit for you.
After you were born into this world, each cry was heard. Each tear counted. Every day was being carried out just as it had been written by Creator.
As months turned into years, you grew. Your body changed, morphed. Every blemish cherished by Creator.
Every blemished wiped away when He called you back to Himself, when you answered the call to salvation. You were beloved in the Eyes of the One who died with your sin. He arose and beat death because you are worth it to Him!!!!!
Here you are now in the body made especially for you. None greater than the other, none more beautiful for you.
Your heart is ready. Your eyes, full of wonder.
Yet, it seems that no one sees you. So you think.
Yahweh sees you. Who?
God Most High.
While orchestrating your life song, He planned the day when you would meet your husband. You may have not found him yet. You may not be ready, nor He may be ready.
One thing is true, God calls you beloved and sees you as who you truly are. Cherished. You’re worth more than the most treasured jewel. Because God Creator made you.
You need not look. Do not get caught up in society’s definition of love.
Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up.
It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful.
It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love has a name
THIS LOVE IS JESUS.
Seek this Love.
When you seek Jesus, you find all that your heart is looking for and desiring.
Along the way, in God’s timing, your path will unfold.
But you are always called beloved.
By the King, Jesus
You are royalty!
While I was single and searching, before I truly realized that I was already called beloved, a dear mentor and friend sat with me week in and week out. She was not married either. But you could tell that she didn’t mind. She knew that she was called beloved. She knew the Creator, her Savior. Dear Jesus who called her beloved.
We came up with this little analogy one day over coffee…
Seek “Him”, not “him”…