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2 Corinthians 3:1-6

Letter from God

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2 Corinthians 3:1-6

Letter from God

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects suggested: A card or letter complete with address, return address and stamp.

Have you ever received a letter or a card in the mail? Were you excited to open the envelope and see who the letter was from? What fun to read the message written inside!

In the Bible the Apostle Paul traveled to be with some church members who lived in Corinth and he said, “You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men” (3:2).

Can you imagine yourself as a letter sent from God to everyone you meet? What would your message be? Would it be a message of love? You are stamped with God’s love, you know. Without that, your message won’t go anywhere.

Address your letter to: Everyone

Letters usually include the date. Let’s use today’s date. There is no better time to send your message of love.

Use good, clean stationery. This means, if you are the letter, you need to take good care of your body.

Use ink that is permanent so it won’t smudge or get wiped off. This means that the message you carry of God’s love is forever – it is permanent.

And a letter always has a return address. When the message is love, there is enough for everyone and some will come back to you.

You can be like a letter sent from God – sending and receiving love.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan