(Copyright © 1997 by Andrew D. Festa) † † †
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I AM 8/3/97 (12:45am)
You say you cannot hear me talking
when I speak to you.
You say you don't know why I
haven't given you a sign.
You say you want to know me
but you cannot feel my touch.
You say you hate the darkness
but you cannot see My shine.
I am the voice in the wind
that whispers to an open ear.
I am the sign in all things,
waiting for every open eye.
I am The truth that gives
your life all of its meaning.
I am The I AM who gives
you no need to ever question why.
I am The Lord your God, your Father and Maker. I am The Alpha and the Omega. I created you and the heavens, and the earth and the lands and the seas and the animals in the sea, on the land and in the air. I created the stars and the sun, and all things between and beyond. I created everything you can touch or see or hear or taste or smell, even if you could do so without limits. I did not create sin, but allowed sin to be so you would have free will. Sin is the result of rejecting Me, of turning away from Me, turning your back to Me. In order for Me to eliminate sin, I also would have to eliminate free will which, by its very nature, would mean eliminating the very heart of who you are.
I could stock all of Heaven with zombies, mindless [people] who would have never tasted sin, empty shells of no will who would have blindly served Me and rejoiced with Me beyond the edge of time, but I did not want unwilling slaves; rather, I wanted, and I want, willing children. I want you here with Me, not because I gave you no choice, but because I gave you choice and you chose to be here with Me. That is why sin exists. But, that is not all that exists.
I created the sunrise for you. I created rainbows for you. I created flowers, smiles, love, happiness, joy, mountains, rivers, oceans, valleys, hills, trees, animals, stars, and many more things for you. I gave you so much, yet you take so little of what I offer. I gave you the very air you breathe, the very life you live, the very essence of humanity because I love you so much. In fact, My love is so great for you that I sent you Jesus to die for the forgiveness of your many sins. For had I not sent Him, you would have no way to get back home to Me. I even put Myself in your hands directly in the form of The Bible, that you might know how to live in the world, and how to get back home.
The Bible is your greatest guide. It is a map that details all of existence, and a history book that spells out everything within the three things I created, and in which you exist: time, space and matter. It's a handbook on how to live within the very life I gave you, and it's a guide book detailing all the necessary requirements you must fulfill to make your way back home. It is an owners manual to the life I breathed into you. It is everything I am, and all you need to survive the journey. It is your map, your guide book, your history book, your teacher and your owners manual. It is my love to you. I, God, created you. I, Jesus, died for you. I, The Holy Spirit, am always here with you to help you as much as you will allow. I am The I AM, the only one you need.
I say that you can hear Me talking
if you choose to hear.
I say you will see all signs
if you listen with your heart.
I say that you will know Me
if you'll open to My touch.
I say you need not stay blind
if you'll make a new-born start.
I am the voice in your soul
that whispers "I love you. Please come home."
I am the sign of All Times
waiting for every one who's lost.
I am The Truth that will
never let you down.
I am The I AM who gave
you Salvation that day on The Cross.
Though you may give up on Me,
I am not going to give up on you.
But please understand freewill,
for it matters what you do.
I won't force you into anything,
but I will be there for you.
Your loving Father, God
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