One day you come home and find a parcel at the door, with an inscription that reads:
“Present from your Creator Jehovah”. Impatiently you enter the house and open the present. Inside you find a mirror and a letter that reads as follows: “My dear creation, I give you this mirror so that you can take a good look at yourself. What do you see? A tired face, wrinkles, your big eyes which you can’t keep open at the end of the day? Do you also see your heart, your deepest emotions and your sad or happy state of mind? Now that you’ve looked at yourself long enough, please clean the mirror and look again, now I want to show you how I see you. You are a creation of my hands, you are PRECIOUS dust in my eyes. When my eyes roam the earth, my heart leaps for joy when it sees your love toward me and how happy you are when you’ve reached one of your goals. I also see the beauty of your smile, the honesty of your heart and the help you give others. I also see how you look for me every day, how you find me, talk to me and glorify me with your lips. However, I’ve also noticed something else: I can see that you’re tired and your body suffers. Yes, I SEE AND FEEL YOUR SUFFERING! I’m aware that this system is causing you misery, that you’re fed up with fighting, that you’re frightened. And your heart is sad. On the other hand I see that you want to continue, to stand firm and that both your heart and mind keep on fighting as you don’t want to leave me. That’s why you should know that I cry when you cry, and when you’re happy, I’m happy, too. Please let me help you, permit me to protect you like a father, let me be balm for your heart and soul. Let me show you how happy a perfect life can be.
I know you! Please don’t leave me because our friendship and your great faith can help you master all your trials!”
Having reached the end of this letter, you ask with a humble heart: “Dear Jehovah! I don’t deserve this present. Why do you give it to me?” And Jehovah will reply: “Don’t you understand? It’s for you because I LOVE YOU! ” Isaiah 41:10,13 … “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness. For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, the One saying to you, ‘Do not be afraid. I myself will help you.”