It began this summer.
A dear friend, sent me a beautiful handmade card.
Inside, she suggested we write to one another.
She was aware of my struggles, wanted to keep in touch, and she doesn’t text or email.
It’s been lovely.
Among the bills and junk mail, I get an old fashioned letter.
She doesn’t always write in a beautiful hand-made card, but it doesn’t matter.
It’s the personal touch, the time and thoughts and love.
And it’s been inspiring.
Talking on the phone isn’t something I do well these days.
Either I’m busy with homeschooling or my asthma sets limits.
So, I’ve been writing letters.
Especially, to my mom and sister.
They’ve kindly been taking the time to write back.
This week I was blessed to receive a letter from someone else.
She was writing in response to my Christmas card.
Of course hand writing letters isn’t easy.
There’s no spell check to automatically fix my errors.
There’s nothing to prevent me from using poor grammar or poor penmanship.
Yes, I’ve started writing and thrown them out, only to begin again.
At first, I was critical of all my efforts.
But the Lord reminded me of what’s important.
It’s not the handwriting, the grammar, or the lined notebook paper which makes the letter.
It’s the love, the content, the sharing of ideas and emotions and day to day things.
It’s also the time.
In this fast passed instant world, putting pen to paper is an effort.
But a very worth while one.
Infact, I am so glad God has encouraged me to take the time to do this.
And it reminds me of Scripture.
I’m so glad the Apostle Paul took the time to pen letters or dictate them.
I’m thankful for the letters written by John, James, Peter, and others.
The Holy Spirit inspired words bring such joy, peace, and perspective.
Hebrews 13:15 NKJV — Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Today, I’m praising the Lord Jesus for both the spoken and the written word!
May He be glorified!