The Beauty of a Letter
9 March, 2012 § 2 Comments
Imagine this…..this is the reality of today’s busy world so breathe deeply and slow the beat of your heart down to become a listening spirit who has ears to hear.
You walk to your mailbox to fetch the mail. Inside you find the usual bills and junk about credit cards etc. Weeks and weeks pass and then on one usual hectic day you check the mailbox again and there is a letter with a different marking…..you suddenly feel your heart beat a little faster than its status quo.
The letter you have is a hand written letter from a dear friend, we’ll say a female. Inside it is written personally by her own hand. Just think, this girl has taken the time to write everything out the old fashioned way on paper and in addition has added little drawings on it too to decorate. It probably took her 45 minutes to complete the whole thing. The effort that has gone into this has been taken for granted until now…..now that you have thought all this through. The joy that now springs from reading the heart of your friend and acknowledging that she also took the time to also carefully fold it and put it in an envelope and subsequently walked to the postbox to mail it, all of this because she thought of you.
Receiving a letter is a blessing because the receiver experiences the joy of knowing that he/she was thought of as valued person, deserving of that person’s attention. To me it is worth more than $100,000,000 because it’s invaluable – like receiving a picture made from the hands of a little child, not quite Leonardo Da Vinci but meaningful. Letter writing is a method of revealing your heart to those you love. On that note the apostle Paul valued his letters to his beloved churches that he planted that had become corrupt. As quoted in Galatians 6:1 he says “See what large letters I use as I write to you in my own handwriting”
In our fast paced society where it takes nearly no thought to send an e-mail, a long hand written letter seems burdensome. It’s tempting to think that there is something better I can do with my time.
What are you going to do with your time…………….?