“Therefore comfort each other and edify one another…”
I Thessalonians 5:11
It never made the New York Times Best Seller list. And the giant book publishers were not aware of its existence or of its author. But for Thomas it was glistening gold. It was an anchor of hope, a message that silenced every discouragement from an intimidating foe.
And today, Thomas stood on the brink of a brand new season. Reaching into his back pocket he brought out his wallet which stored the treasured document. With reverence he carefully unfolded a tattered letter which he had kept since high school graduation. The familiar words of encouragement and love soaked his soul with sweet oil bringing comfort and confidence.
Someone believed in him. Someone listened for the heart of God and penned His words that spoke achievement and success into a doubting high school student. Indeed, it was a letter unmistakably marked with the insight and wisdom of the Holy Spirit.
Because someone cared—because someone heard the Spirit’s whisper and followed His call—a life was touched and a life was given hope.
Letter writing is a ministry for all. People have written me letters and notes which I cherish. I’ll keep them in plain view or store in my Bible. Do you hear the Spirit’s call, my friend? Don’t hesitate. Don’t doubt. Someone you know, someone you love, needs a word that can turn his world upside down!