My Dear Child,
I love you so much. I wonder why I never hear from you. I've written you over five dozen letters and I know you never read them. I hope someday you'll read them so you know how I feel about you and how deep my love for you is. I know you're very busy living your life but I hope one day you'll take time to read them.
Each time I invite you to my house you say you're too busy to come. I know you work hard. I know you're tired. If you just come over to my house I will take care of you. I will feed you and encourage you and do all I can to make you feel better.
I have asked you to come eat with me but you say you can eat at home alone. I ask you to join us at the table as a family but you tell me you can't get along with your siblings so you choose to leave me out too.
When people ask about me you act embarassed. It's like you don't want people to know we're related. Why can't you tell anyone that I'm your father? Are you that ashamed of me?
I've given you gifts of high price but you never thanked me. Didn't you even notice?
You call me only when you need help or you ask me to listen when no one else will. Can you call me when you have good news too? Do you only want to talk to me when something goes wrong in your life? I want to rejoice with you when you have good things happen too.
When you need advice you cry out to me. I give you answers but you don't listen. Then when things go wrong you blame me. I answer each time you call but you accuse me of ignoring you.
You don't let me visit your children at school and then you cry and ask me why I let them get into trouble there.
You don't let me visit you at work yet you blame me when projects fail or money is tight.
I'm never invited into your home to have a relationship with your family but you ask me how I could let your family fall apart? How could I stop it if I was never allowed to be around?
My dear child. I am not angry at you. I just love you. I want to be with you. I want to be involved in your life but I feel you push me away. What else can I do to show you how much I love you? If you invite me I promise I'll come. If you come over there will be food. If you ask for help I will give it. If you feel lonely I will walk beside you. If you are sad I will comfort you. No matter how far away you are, you can come home. If you can't make it on your own I'll pick you up and carry you home. Will you please return my calls, read my letters, come over for supper, invite me to your house - school - work, and make up with your siblings?
Abba Father a.k.a. Daddy