Dear Christian

Dear Christian,

It's important for you to know (1) who you are, (2) where you came from, (3) where you're going, and (4) why you're here. 

The short answer is, you were made 𝘣𝘺 God and 𝘧𝘰𝘳 God (Rom. 11:36; 1 Cor. 8:6; Col. 1:16). For a more complete answer, read on. 

Before the Lord formed you in the womb, he knew you (Jer. 1:5a). He chose you in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him. In love, he predestined you for adoption (Eph. 1:4-5).

He created you in his own image (Gen. 1:27). His hands fashioned and made you (Job 10:8). He formed your inward parts and knitted you together in your mother's womb so that you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps. 139:13). 

Like a lost sheep, you have gone astray, turning to your own way (Isa. 53:6). You have sinned against him and have fallen short of his glory (Rom. 3:23). Nevertheless, he has loved you with an everlasting love (Jer. 31:3) and sent his only Son into the world, so that you might live through him (1 Jn. 4:9). He has delivered you from the domain of darkness and transferred you to the kingdom of his beloved Son (Col. 1:13). In him you have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of your trespasses, according to the riches of his grace (Eph. 1:7). You have been justified by faith and have peace with God through Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:1). 

Sin shall not have dominion over you (Rom. 6:14); the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2). In Christ, you are a new creature; old things have passed away and new things have come (2 Cor. 5:17). You are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which he prepared beforehand, that you should walk in them (Eph. 2:10). He leads you in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake; his goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life (Ps. 23:3, 6). 

He guides you with his counsel, and afterward he will receive you to glory (Ps. 73:24). Your flesh shall rest in hope, and he will raise you up on the last day (Ps. 16:9; Jn. 6:44). 

Sincerely, 

A fellow traveler

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