The Love Letter

encouragementThe Love Letter

“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!llittle mouse and big heart 1

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5 Responses to The Love Letter

  1. Mirjami Budarz May 28, 2014 at 10:05 am #

    Dearest Margie,
    I had the privilege of meeting you at the writers conference. Your life is a love letter to the Lord and His children!
    Thank you for praying for me and mine. You left a sweet fragrance of Christ lingering in my life. May God bless you richly. I will be following your site. Love, Mirjami Budarz

    • admin May 28, 2014 at 10:18 am #

      Dear Mirjami,
      Your beautifully penned words have touched my heart with so much love and encouragement! But I am the one who was blessed to meet a lady so adsorbed in Jesus, a lady who was more in love with Jesus than publishing a book. What a bright light you are for all to follow!
      Thank you for visiting my blog and blessing my day.
      Love,
      Margie

  2. Heather Watson May 29, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    I love this! It’s so true! Words on paper are not merely just ink but a piece of the writer’s heart poured out, given as a true gift to the reader. The joy of reading an encouraging word written on paper is not contained to the intended reader but can be multiplied by as many as can find it and receive it as well!

    We all need to write more notes and letters!

    • admin May 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

      Dear Heather, What a beautiful comment. To share one’s heart and speak God’s truth can impact the receiver of the note for a lifetime. Thank you for sharing. Your message is stirring and hopefully others will read your comment, pick up their pen and write a message straight from the heart of God.
      Love,
      Margie

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