Tuesday, July 20, 2010

God's Mail!

Someone just contacted me and asked me about this poem I wrote a number of years ago. I decided to repost it since it has been a while...

"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. So good! So true! When someone is trying to press their mail on another, I still think of you saying, "Don't should on me." :)

  2. Yes … "Don't should in me" … I love this poem :)

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this again, Barb! I am going to bookmark it this time :-)

    Jen in CO