You show that you are a letter from Christ…written not with ink but with the Spirit of the Living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
2 Corinthians 3:3
As a Navy wife for 30 years, I anxiously looked for the mailman every day. I waited for a letter from Roy. It was the highlight of my day to receive one. So precious it was to be able to read his words over and over again.
It was a gift of immediacy.
As I read, he was present to me.
There was joy and sometimes tears.
I began to understand his job and responsibilities.
I sensed his perspective on life.
I yearned for his presence.
I wanted to be an encouragement to him.
I missed him because I loved him.
Letters were a tangible means of communicating and I learned to treasure letters of love from my husband.
I could hold them in my hands.
In those days, there were no cells phones, e-mail or skype.
One had to purpose to stay connected– to keep the flame of love alive. Months would pass before we would be reunited. In war or peace, God was training us to look for HIM and then live for HIM.
It was a cherished time as I look back now.
Our God built faithfulness and trust into our relationship and our love grew for each other.
This unfolded because His Love letter was available to me in the Bible.
I discovered that He is faithful.
I yearned to know more about Him.
I was drawn to prayer.
Finally I began to see how my life should look through the lens of His love.
Devotion was birthed.
I found my way to home every day to The Love of God.
Scripture was a love letter to me and to Roy.
We could read it, pray, it, meditate it, study it and live it.
The sustaining power of His love Letter sustained.
The encompassing reach of His Love Letter reached.
The unending assurance of His love letter assured.
As I internalized His love daily by hiding it within my heart, a concern for others began to flow.
Serving is simply giving away what has been given to you.
How profound is the impact of His Love!
One day, without realizing it, His love came forth to another.
If you are reading this devotional and wondering if God loves you– He Does.
If you need a place to start your journey with Him– Read His Word.
If you can believe HE loves you and will receive HIM… Just invite Him.
How do I know?
The Bible tells me so.
Jesus came for you and me.
His love is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Our sin is the foreboding darkness that blocks His love.
The CROSS is the symbol of His complete love for us.
A Perfect Sacrifice was exchanged for our pardon.
The gift is forgiveness and a new beginning.
Open your heart to His love Letter.
Tell Him all about your life.
Become His forever.
Then YOU will be His love Letter to someone else.