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  • Writer's pictureR.C. VanLandingham

A Love Letter to Jesus

This is Day 39 of my 40 day Lenten Blog.

Oh Lord Jesus, You are so easy to love. You are glorious, beautiful and perfect. There is not a star in all of the heavens that shines as brightly as You! Who wouldn't adore You?

But I am not easy to love. I am a wretch, a disgusting goblin who reeks of wickedness and evil. I am not fit to lay prostrate on the ground to be a stool for Your precious feet.

Yet, it was not I who first loved You, but You who loved me. I was too busy fornicating with all manner of other gods to be bothered with You. But You loved me still. You kept calling me while I ignored You as I danced with the devil down the wide road to Hell.

You never stopped pursuing me. And one day, like a boy who notices for the first time how pretty the neighbor girl is, I finally fell in love with You. But by that time I knew I was beyond redemption. I had been seduced by Jezebel and had willingly participated in her dark delights, making a mockery of Your love.

Still You called and I came to you, falling to the ground and crawling on my belly like the worm I am. I begged You to forgive me as I kissed your feet, knowing I was unworthy even to be Your slave. And to my eternal gratitude You did forgive me. You welcomed me to You.

Oh how I love You. Oh how my heart longs for You. I want to be near You, to worship in Your presence. But I am a broken and wicked man with a fickle heart. I fear Jezebel will seduce me again. Please do not let me go. Please do not let her siren song tempt me away from You ever again. Keep me close so that I may worship and adore You forever and ever. Amen.

R.C. VanLandingham is the author of the Christian fantasy novel Peter Puckett & The Amulet of Eternity. He lives in Florida with his beautiful wife and three wonderful boys.

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