Now, once again, I want my 5 sponsored children to grow in their walks with Christ. My kids aren't even teenagers yet so it may be hard thinking that they'll be able to grasp certain spiritual themes (and to also be challenged). But I know wholeheartedly that they are mature enough and I don't think that you can ever be too young to be challenged in your faith.
Feel free to use the letter below with your own sponsored child and please let me know if you have any ways that I can make this letter even better.
I hope that you and your family are healthy. This is a special letter that I have written just for you! I would like to tell you a story. A lot of times, we like to tell stories (called “fairytales”) about brave knights and beautiful princesses. The stories usually start with a beautiful princess being locked up in a high tower that is being guarded by an angry dragon. Only the bravest and strongest men with good hearts can save her. The knight defeats dragons, fights through thorns and fires and almost loses his life – all to save this princess. And when he does, she is grateful and they fall in love with each other. Remember this - she is not a weak princess even though she was locked up. After being saved, she helps the knight escape even scarier dangers until they are safe at the castle. And then they are married and live happy together.
It is important to know that even though the story is not real, it has a real meaning. In real life, Jesus Christ is like the knight because he is brave, strong and has a good heart. And we are like the princess because we need to be saved. And when we are found by Jesus and he has rescued us, together we are powerful and live happy in heaven forever.
Why are we like the princess? Maybe we haven’t been locked up in a tower but sometimes sad or scary things happen to us that make us feel alone. But even though we may feel alone, we are not alone just like the princess wasn’t. The knight risked his life to save her just like Jesus gave his life to save us. We are brave and helpful like the princess too. Remember how she helped the knight? We can help Jesus by fighting for him in different ways. We can be brave and talk about our belief in God even when it’s scary. We can be strong and do the right thing even when no one else will. And one day, we may choose to marry and use the beauty of our hearts to raise a family and support our husband. But no matter what, God has a plan for you and he is excited to be in your life. Right now, you can become brave and powerful like the princess by memorizing Bible verses, praying and being loving to the girls and boys around you. And then, you are a princess – a daughter of the King! Isn’t that cool?
Tonight, I will be praying for you as you learn to fight for Jesus. You are brave, beautiful and have been given such a powerful heart, ___. I love you!
Your sister: Alicia
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