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Monday, November 24, 2008

Discarded Mail

Saturday, while walking the dogs, I found several pieces of opened mail on the ground and in the street. I picked them up and discovered they were addressed to a person two zip codes away. I found a telephone listing for this person and called her. She drove to our house and claimed her mail. She had no idea how her mail reached our neighborhood and was opened.

The Bible is God’s correspondence addressed to the human race. Instead of reading it, many people ignore it. Some open it but soon discard it. Others work hard to keep people from reading it. It seems to me Christians have an obligation to reunite the Bible and those to whom God has sent it.

Perhaps we can seize the opportunity this Christmas season to draw people’s attention to the “good news of great joy” (Luke 2:11). By including a personal testimony in a Christmas letter or adding a Scripture verse may spark an interest in God’s message of salvation. His good news certainly stands in stark contrast to the doom and gloom news we hear so often in these sad economic times.