Our church has a wonderful student learning program called Square One. It is an intensive Bible Study for 6th through 8th grades where they dig deep into the Bible, memorize verses and the books of the Bible. My daughter recently graduated from the program and at the graduation celebration the parents were to bring a letter they wrote to share with their child. Here is mine:
I am so proud of you and how you are growing into such a wonderful God loving person. You have grown so much developing skills that will help you for a lifetime. I love how you are filled with the Lord's love and show it to all around you. You have grown so much this year in Square One not only in your knowledge of the Bible but in getting closer to God. It has been so wonderful all the scripture you have memorized. Those scriptures will always be there to help guide you throughout your life.
My prayer for you is that the Lord blesses you with his wisdom and helps guide you in your life. That you grow closer to God each and everyday. That you turn to God in times of trouble as well as times of joy. That you will serve those around you so that through you they will see Jesus. I pray that you feel love always and know that no matter what in all circumstances Jesus is there for you I love how that while Dad and I taught you about Jesus and the Bible, that you have grown into your own faith apart from ours. That you have developed your relationship with the Lord through reading and learning his word, the Bible and that your faith is your own. That you are are growing in your knowledge and getting closer to God. I love how you dig deeper in scripture to understand and learn Gods word.
Jeremiah 29.11 says For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.I know God has huge plans for you and will go and spread the love of Jesus That you will continue to learn and grow in your love of Jesus.
Numbers 6:24-26 says The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. I pray that the Lord makes his face shine upon you Emily and be gracious to you and that he gives you peace.
Again I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished this year and I am so privileged to be your mom.