Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Love Letter

It rained here today, all day long. As I was driving the kids to school this morning, I was feeling as down as the weather. I recalled a poem that my best friend Sylvia gave to me when I was in high school. The words in the poem "my tears were in the rain" reminded me of the comfort I felt in knowing that whenever I am sad and my tears are falling, Jesus is crying, too. I went home to look for the poem and found that I still have it after all these years, although the paper it is written on is now wrinkled and shabby looking. But the words written on that crumpled paper are still deeply meaningful and beautiful. I have no idea who originally wrote this or what the source is, but I pray that it will bring comfort and encouragement to you as well.

Dear Friend,
How are you? I just had to send a note to tell you how much I love you and care about you.
I saw you yesterday as you were talking with your friends. I waited all day, hoping you would want to talk with Me also. As evening drew near, I gave you a sunset to close your day and a cool breeze to rest you-and I waited. You never came. Oh, yes, it hurts Me-but I still love you because I am your Friend.
I saw you fall asleep last night and longed to touch your brow, so I spilled moonlight upon your pillow and face. Again I waited, wanting to rush down so we could talk. I have so many gifts for you! You awakened late and rushed off to work. My tears were in the rain.
Today you looked so sad-so all alone. It makes My heart ache because I understand. My friends let Me down and hurt Me many times, too, but I love you.
Oh, if you would only listen to Me. I love you! I try to tell you in the blue sky and in the quiet green grass. I whisper it in the leaves on the trees and breathe it in the colors of flowers. I shout it to you in mountain streams and give the birds love songs to sing. I clothe you with warm sunshine and perfume the air with nature scents. My love for you is deeper than the ocean and bigger than the biggest want or need in your head. Oh, if you only knew how much I want to walk and talk with you. We could spend an eternity together in heaven.
I know how hard it is on this earth; I really know! And I want to help you. I want you to meet My Father. He wants to help you, too. My Father is that way, you know.
Just call Me-ask Me-talk with me! Oh, please don't forget Me. I have so much to share with you!
All right, I won't bother you any further. You are free to choose Me. It's your decision. I have chosen you, and because of this I will wait-because I love you!
Your Friend,


  1. Anne,
    This is a keeper. I am going to make a copy of it when I get to work tomorrow! Thank you for sharing this. How often do I go looking for comfort and company when all along Jesus is always near waiting for me. I am so busy looking for earthly comforts when He can give me a taste of heaven.
    Thanks again. Hugs & Blessings!

  2. Hi Anne,
    This is so absolutely beautiful - thank you for sharing it with us. :D

    Have a wonderful and blessed week,
    Jillian ♥

  3. What beautiful words, I can see why they touched your heart. I enjoyed it, too:)

  4. Thank you, Anne. Today we had a sunny day, a first among lots of clouds! But it's supposed to rain here for the next 4 or 5 days! I'll need your poem then.

  5. I hopped over from Debby's page and am so touched by so many of the things you've blogged here. You have a beautiful heart, and what God has shown you about Himself is speaking volumes in your words! I've loved visiting here tonight!



  6. Annie, I have some alone time tonight, and came over to 'catch up.' Your blog is so beautiful!

    I love this poem, I heard it before, and it always lifts my spirits...

  7. Hi Annie,
    WOW!! I can't believe you still have that poem and be able to find it after all this time. Sorry I didn't see this sooner. I was in Minnestoa house searching,second week-end in a row.
    Let me tell you, I have been struggling with my prayer/talking time with God. Told my husband about it, then while there heard a sermon on that topic and then open my email and find this from you. YES! God is always at work to help and answer prayers.
    Thank you Annie for sending this. It is a great reminder that no matter how we feel or what we are going through, he is ALWAYS there, waiting.
    Love Always