Monday, November 29, 2010

A written letter

I still love to go to the mailbox and find a handwritten note from a friend or loved one. Absolutely, nothing like a handwritten note to let you know that someone cares about you. Especially in the world today! After all, who takes the time to write a note, find the address, spend .44, and drop it in the mail? You know you matter when you get a note like this in your mailbox!

Today, when I read 2 Corinthians 2:3 ~ Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This "letter" is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts. It hit me...are we? Are we a letter from Christ to that hurting woman that reminds her that He sees her? Are we that encouraging word from Christ that is will be okay? Are we that note that says you matter to that child that is hurting? Are we that long awaited word that they are never ever alone that Christ is always with them? Are we that letter that the world needs so badly? Are we the letter that our friend needs to hear from?

I was feeling pretty good in some situations and failure in others after all I am human and I came to 2 Corinthians 4:7 and was reminded of something very important...

We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves...We are fragile, but we can be the light to another. We can write the letter or provide the hug with the reminder that Christ indeed loves each of us!

Run to receive your letter and let your light shine! Write someone that God places on your heart a note today and remind them that God loves them and so do you!

Sweet blessings,


Frankie said...

Debbie, I thought of Journey of Sisters Ministry today as I read 2 Cor. 2:14, "But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ's triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfune."

That is what I believe Journey of
Sisters is doing in the community, spreading the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfune.
May we never stop spreading the sweet fragrance of Christ.

Nikole Hahn said...

Handwritten notes are rare. I love receiving Thank You notes from people, but I try to recipricate and always forget. Not to say that I am any less thankful for them, but ugh...I procrastinate.

Great corolation between hand written letters and Christ!