My dear friend Merrie is a Christian author and wrote this amazing letter I thought was very appropriate for the coming Valentine's holiday. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
To my precious daughter,
You are so beautiful. I love you so very much. You are a delight to me.
I remember as I was weaving you in my own image within your mother’s womb. I selected those special eyes, ears, nose, and lips to fashion your lovely face. I knew that your smile would tickly your mother’s heart. I gave careful consideration to the color and texture of your hair to compliment the contour of your face.
I molded the shape of your body knowing all of the ways that you would utilize it. As I formed your fingers and toes, I smiled, as I knew your parents would count each of them.
As for those special talents and passions of your soul, I want you to enjoy them. They are for My pleasure and for yours.
My child, you are fearfully and wonderfully made. My hands fashioned you in a secret place. You are my workmanship, my design.
I numbered your days even before they began.
It made my heart rejoice the day you accepted my Son, Jesus, as your personal Savior, and my gift of eternal life. On that day, I sent my Holy Spirit to take up residency in your body as His Holy temple. Yes, your body is a temple, a temple of My Holy Spirit.
I sent Him to guide you and teach you My ways and My thoughts. He will assist you in handling those talents and passions to glorify Me, your Father, your Creator. It was for My good works that I gave them to you, to be zealous for My Kingdom.
Therefore, it is extremely important that you take very good care of your precious body for the furthering of My work.
May My peace continue to increase in your heart as you take comfort in this knowledge.
With all My Love,
Your Heavenly Father
(Paraphrases of Psalm 139:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, by Merrie Hansen, Christian Writer)