Dear Little Princess,
Many people grow up believing that God has little or nothing to do with them, if they even believe in God at all. But I want you to know that God has everything to do with you (and with every other person who has ever lived, as well).
He created you. He loves you. And He died for you.
Not only that, He designed you in His image. Creating man in His own likeness is what sets us human beings apart from the animal kingdom. We have souls. We are eternal. Whether we spend that eternity in Heaven with the Lord or in Hell with eternal damnation depends on whether or not we believe that Jesus, and only Jesus, can save us. But whether or not we believe in God, that doesn’t change the fact that He is the Author of Life and that He is genuinely interested in our lives and wants to be a part of them.
Never forget that you are beautifully designed by God, and that He created you in His perfect image. He didn’t make a mistake with you. You’re not too tall or too short, too blond or too dark, or too spunky or too shy to fulfill His purpose for your life. God never makes mistakes.
Sin can mar the beautiful image with which God created you, but repentance can also restore that image to it’s original beauty. Although we will always have to live with the consequences of our sin, the God who created us is powerful enough to bring about beauty from our brokenness in ways that we could never imagine. Don’t ever believe the lie that you’ve sinned too greatly to be forgiven or that you can never be used by God again.
When you’re tempted to sin, remember Whose image you bear. Remember that you are setting an example to everyone around you, including me, Daddy, and your brothers. Remember that the Earthly pleasures of this life are fleeting compared to the length of Eternity. It’s not worth damaging God’s image.
All my love,