My Dear Sisters and Brothers, if I were with you I would put my arms around you and weep with you. My heart aches as I read of the sufferings you are enduring and the atrocities you have gone through. I cannot imagine the depth of pain, or the agony of losing a child or loved one to famine or war or the terrors you have known, but I beg of you, do not give up your hope for there is real HOPE and a real future for you. These present circumstances are temporary as this life is not all there is. I want you to know that there is a loving God who knows your pain and has heard your cries. You are so very precious to Him and His anger burns against all who have hurt you. They will not escape His judgment of them, but He wants you to know how much He loves you and that He has a plan and a future for you! Even your tears are precious to Him and are placed into a bottle which is always before Him in heaven.
It was out of His great love for you that He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross in your place, His Blood washing away your sins and saving you from the wrath of God's judgment. He wants you to be His child and for you to want Him be your Savior. You do not need to do anything but ask His forgiveness and ask Him to be your Savior. At the moment you do this, you belong to Him. He will write your name in the Lambs Book of Life in heaven and you now will have eternal life-forever with Him because
Jesus defeated death and has risen and so will you be with Him in heaven one day!
Even if the dire circumstances you are in do not change, you still have eternal life and nothing can change this fact. Jesus does not want you to despair or to fear what man may do to you, for He will be your strength and defender, helping and comforting you in your sufferings. He knows what it is like to be sad and alone and He promises He will never leave you or forsake you - that means you will never be alone again! While you may be in physical bondage, Jesus will set you free in your spirit…no man can take this hope away from you! You have an exciting and wonderful future beyond this present suffering…close your eyes and picture the throne of God with all its brilliant colors, the praise of angels singing and of the city of God where He has prepared a mansion for you! The streets are paved with purest gold, the gates of the city are giant pearls and each level of the city walls are made with precious stones. A river of the water of Life; clear as crystal, flows through the city and there is always the brightness of the Glory of God; no darkness. You will never be sad again and joys unspeakable will fill your days. You are His joy and He longs for you to live in His kingdom.
Jesus defeated death so you do not have to fear dying…He will take you to your new home in heaven when your body dies. It will be wonderful!
He knows who you are, where you are and the length of your days. He knows when you lie down and when you rise. He is so mindful of you and is letting you know that no one can ever take you away from Him once you belong to Him. But, all these promises are for those who have asked Him to become their Savior and accept His gift of forgiveness of wrongs. It is your choice. He holds life and death in His hands. He wants you to chose life. He is standing with His loving arms outstretched to you…won’t you call out to Him?