Sunday, January 11, 2009

God's Mail

2 Cor. 3:2-3 (MsgB)
You yourselves are all the endorsement we need. Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. [3] Christ himself wrote it—not with ink, but with God's living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives—and we publish it.

"Our friend Crawford Loritts did a radio broadcast on the Moody network one day and as I listened to a tape of that broadcast, the Lord began to prick my heart with the truth of that message. How many times have I tried to convince others to adopt my convictions? How often have I made others reside in an issue until they agree with my point of view?

God sees us all as individuals each with our own address, a spiritual post office box if you will, and while He does send out bulk mailings, "Go ye therefore into all the world and make disciple", for instance, He also sends out notes meant only for me, written to challenge, encourage and correct.

You handed me a letter
Just the other day
And eagerly I opened it
To see what it would say.

I started with the intro,
"My dear child," it said
And it seemed to be appropriate
So on and on I read.

The more I read the stranger
It did appear to be
For all the names and places
Were unfamiliar to me.

Then I got down to the bottom
And read it with a nod,
Yes there is was signed in His blood ~
"Forever yours, love God."

Well, then I really was confused
Or maybe just quite dense,
Why would my "Daddy" write to me
Of things that made no sense?

Then while I sat there thinking
The envelope fell down
And as I stooped to pick it up
I read it with a frown.

For suddenly the problem
Was very clear to see ~
The letter had been sent to you
And wasn't meant for me!

Because, although we're all adopted
As His children, nonetheless,
We're all at different places
Each with our own address.

And just because He sends you mail
That really speaks to you,
Unless He puts it in my box
Don't make it my mail, too!"

1 comment:

  1. Love it! And a good thing to remember when I get passionate about something.