As a teenager I used to write tons of letters. I went to quite a few Christian youth camps and met new friends and so I used to write to about 30 people. We would send and receive snail-mail and it was so awesome coming home from school and finding a letter, just for me! Of course, I collected stamps as well, but you can only have so many local stamps before you reach saturation point!
Can you remember what that felt like? With email, texting, all the various social networks, its no wonder my hand-writing is now shocking!
My point, though, nothing beat that feel good feeling when you received personal mail. (I think I might start writing to a few friends?)
Well, God has written us several letters and they're all bound in a book. These days us ladies like our multi-colour, leather, zip-up version of His bound letters. He loves us so much He wanted a record to show us what He has done for us up to this point and what His plans are for our future. He described in detail the world He created for us. He wrote the stories of many of His children so we could learn from their examples (and their mistakes). He wrote how we could live a full and pleasing life with peace and joy. He wrote about how we can overcome.
His letters to us demonstrate His love for us, His vision for us, His plan for us, to live with Him in eternity. His letters encourage, convict, comfort, and exhort us.
Ps 119 v 50: This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life.
Ps 119 v 105: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
My encouragement to you is to read God's letters to you, they were written for you because you have God's heart.
Today I'm linking with Laura at Beholding Glory for Brag on God Friday