Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I Am a Letter

Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you.

2 Corinthians 3:3 (The Message)

There is a definite downside to our contemporary culture and that is the loss of the handwritten letter. Recently I was talking with a college student about letter writing. “When I receive a snail mail letter I walk around thinking, wow, someone actually wrote me something!” she said. What once was ordinary has now become unique. My friend valued a letter for its personal nature but also because it was something she could keep and read whenever and how often she wanted.

I love to read. Reading opens up a world of ideas, cultures, thought and locations. It is vital to my growth as an individual. Similarly, I am “read” by numerous people throughout a day. My actions, my words, my responses all communicate about who I am and what I’m feeling.

The world’s residents can read thousands of books on the life of Jesus but the most impressive will be reading a life that lives for Jesus. How I allow Christ to write on my life will ultimately communicate how important he is in my life. It’s a letter that will be read over and over again by friends, family, co-workers, anyone.

It’s sobering and deeply convicting to realize that every day my life should be a visible letter that is signed by Jesus.

Jesus, write Yourself on my life.
Help me to live each day with the thought that I am being read
and in the reading people are learning about You.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thank you for being here. By "accident" I was led here today ... from Facebook to Sea Glass to you. Bless you and praise His holy name. Pam