Who doesn’t love to get mail? Well, mail that is personal anyway and has good news and is encouraging. I know I love it, whether, snail mail, email, or even text messages. It is always nice to hear from a friend or loved one.
Did you know that Jesus sent us a love letter and it is very personal and for every individual who wants it? Yes, that’s right, it is the Bible, God’s Word! It has everything in it that a person needs to draw close to God. How awesome is that! Just think, we can know the creator of this universe in a personal way. He can be our very best friend. Knowing Him as personal Savior is the first step to having this friend. This friend laid down his life for all of us and once we believe that in our hearts, we can read from his love letter every day and get to know Him well. That is what He desires for each one of us and we don’t need to worry whether or not that letter will be in our mailbox each day. It can be always at hand.
I think of mail in another way when it comes to my personal friends. When is the last time I sent one of them an encouraging letter? I have a friend in prison right now who doesn’t’ deserve to be there, but she is. I try to send her mail every week to encourage her. I can’t imagine living under her circumstances, but her faith is strong. She in turn encourages me with her return mail. ( Here are 7 ways to encourage someone who is in prison or jail)