Do you like sending cards or letters? I know with texting, emails, Facetime, and cellphones very few people actually use snail mail to communicate with others anymore.
I personally think there’s something special about opening a mailbox – one you can physically touch verses one online – and finding a card or letter from someone.
It says you matter to someone. Someone took time and effort to either pick out the perfect card for you or took time to write out a letter by hand.
My great aunt lived to be 100 years old before leaving this earth. She was a hoot and a half as my grandmother used to say. She may have been old in body, but she was sharp mentally. I used to love talking with her, hearing her stories of life long ago. She told me she used to love receiving handwritten letters from me. According to Aunt Frances,
A handwritten letter is a work of art. Not only does it convey a message contained in the words, but it is an expression of the sender’s personality and style in the way it is penned.”
The Word of God is a personally penned love letter to each one of us. Many of us have become so familiar with it that we fail to recognize it for what it truly is. It is a hand crafted work of art that conveys more than a message. It conveys the heart of the sender as well.
The Word of God isn’t some antique relic that we pass on to one another because it’s a precious heirloom. We pass it on to those we love because it is a priceless treasure that is as applicable today as it was the day day it was written. Hebrews 4:12 says,
For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
The Word of God speaks truth, in love, for you and me today just as it did for those who preceded us on this earth. It is a love letter from the Lover of our souls. John 1:14 says,
The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
The Word of God is a picture of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. It contains great mysteries that are only revealed to those who earnestly seek them by digging each day for hidden treasure [Jeremiah 33:3].
How long has it been since you’ve taken the time to sit and write a letter to someone you love? How long has it been since you’ve read one? I know of one just waiting for you to open it. Why not start now. There’s guaranteed treasure in there for the taking. All you have to do is dig.
What a day to look at your post…..just send an envelope to my Father (who had a small surgery) with my children’s drawings inside to cheer him up and wish him well. Please send me your address because my children would love to make one for you too! And that would be because we did not forget about you and you are still mentioned in our prayers. Praise God!
Love, Marian and crew
You bless me more than you know, Marian. Please give hugs and kisses to my Ghanaian family and friends!!!