In our digital age, one of the least common forms of communication is the good old-fashioned letter.
When is the last time you received one from a friend or a family member? From Millennials to retirees, so much of the communications we receive are digital.
That’s why it’s always such a treat when I go to my mailbox and find a letter or card from a loved one.
And one of the reasons I keep Christmas cards and Christmas letters from friends long after the holiday has passed is because they’re so out-of-the-ordinary.
It’s been said that the Bible is God’s “love letter” to humanity. Sure, it’s filled with commandments, laws, historical accounts, poetic writings, proverbial sayings and more.
But from Genesis to Revelation, it’s woven together by a scarlet thread of God’s loving plan to redeem mankind through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Sometimes God demonstrates “tough love” (think Judges), and other times He shares tender love (John 3:16). But no matter how He chooses to express it, God’s love …is everlasting: … I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. – Jeremiah 31:3
But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children. – Psalm 103:17
God’s “love letter” encourages us:
You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry. – Psalm 10:17
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. —2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
God’s “love letter” empowers us to love others:
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. – John 13:34
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. – 1 John 4:7
Whether it’s in a leather-bound book or on a laptop, God’s Word is a treasure trove of His great love for
By day, Toni Samuels works in corporate communications at a Fortune 500 corporation, but by night she pursues her true passion: to write for God’s purposes and to share the love of Jesus Christ. She is grateful and honored to have the opportunity to begin this new chapter in her life, in which writing is not merely a profession but a ministry. In her free time Toni enjoys music, reading, traveling and beautiful beaches.