I’m glad you arrived well home, and that you will have some time to think about all that just happened at Switzerland… pretty intensive days, right?… at least for me they have been, specially with you here –I really enjoyed staring at you admiring your beauty while you worked in the main hall, or while you passed by at the corridor, or during the meals (sorry for me being so frank, but you are a person to enjoy). My goodness Ruth!!, I can say that you really had an impact on me, that’s why I’m resenting your absence. I really do –I am another victim of your charms. Thanks for awakening those feelings that make me feel like fool in love. I know they are irrational, and I’m not like that at all…I’m very, very rational to the point some times of suffocating any emotions, and, although it is good because it leads you to take wise decisions, this time I want to let them be, to enjoy this time of… foolishness? –I don’t know what word to use.Being honest with you, I don’t know how long these feeling are going to last. Oh my lady… If you were in my city I would had immediately dated you and gotten involve in the process of knowing each other so our rational side could get satisfy in knowing whether we had or not the critical material to match in a long term relationship… distance doesn’t help, and I know that the chances for you (and for me) to find a suitable person in your own country is very high. But despite this I still want to know you, I want to be your friend… I’m open for anything to happen my lady, and my prayer is for you is so that you may find the right person for you life, the guy whom God has prepared to bless you (If it me I would consider it an honor, if it is not, I’ll gladly share your joy). I know it is difficult, but let us not lose contact with each other… and if you use and kind of chat program, add me.
In the mean time, and before passes more time, I want to share with you the most important thing that I have to give. Since that night in Alpina I wanted it to share it with you, I wanted you to have what I have and has helped me to go through difficulties and any rough times in my life… I wanted you to have presence of the Holy Spirit in you life. My dear Ruth, whole heartely I whish I could be there with you to help you face every difficult situation you encounter (specially since you have become so dear to me), to be there with you to encourage you, to hug you, to love upon you…. At the present moment I cannot do that, but the Holy Spirit can be there for you always.
My dear, you some time may not feel it, but you are so loved by God my Father. He cares for every situation that you face Ruth, and wants to help you, he really does… but more than to help you, he wants to make you His… forever. He doesn’t want to spend eternity without you. That is why he has provided a way so that you may be with Him forever and so that his presence (the Holy Spirit) may dwell inside of you to help you in this life. What He has done for you is amazing: He sent Jesus to pay the penalty of our sins in the cross so that we may be justified (declared innocent) and spare eternal damnation. He had to do that because in his perfect justice he can not let sin go unpunished –and the penalty of sin is death (eternal separation between you and God); but at the same time, He loves you, and doesn’t want that to happen. What did he do? To fulfuill His justice He decided to pay the penalty of our sin himself, by sending Jesus. As the prophet Isaiah said about Jesus 400 years before his coming:
Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
…Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
After the suffering of his soul,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
By judging and punishing our sins in Jesus (who took our place), God would fulfill his perfect justice, and, by this, he would make us holy (just or innocent before the Supreme Judge) so that he may give you eternal life and so that the Holy Spirit may come back to dwell inside you. This free gift is available for all those who want to receive it, if we only repent and believe that Jesus die and rose from the death to pay the penalty of our sins and accept Him as our Lord and our Savior. As it is said: “if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved”; and: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”.
To “call on the name of the Lord” means to call for his salvation; and it could be done in these simple words:
Dear God, I humble come before you, recognizing what you have done for me to give me eternal life, to be with you. I believe that you send Jesus to pay for my sins, I believe that He died and rose from the death, and Today I accept Him as my Savior and the Lord of my life. Amen.
If you do this, this is what the Scriptures says that “having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a Ruthnder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life”.
This is what I have, and this is what I wanted to share with you for the care and love I have for you. I don’t want you to feel any pressure from my side. Whatever you decide on this topic you know that my acceptance and my love for you will be the same.
Gash!.. This letter took me more than I expected… sorry for taking so long my Lady. I am sending you some photos (I still have to send you more in another mail). Now I have to pack because I leave tomorrow at 5am.
I will keep in touch