BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY
Friday, July 19, 2019
THE WRITTEN WORD
When they had rad the letter they rejoiced because of its encouragement
In 2016, the Greeting Card Association reported that Americans purchase approximately 6.5 billion greeting cards each year.annual sales exceeding 7 billion dollars. Just think of the occasions where we buy cads--Valentines Day, Christmas, birthdays, weddings, graduations, special occasions--and sometimes just to encourage someone going through a difficult time.
Paul was one of the most prolific letter writers in the New Testament, and one of his motivations behind his writing was to encourage his friends. The early believers were members of churches scattered throughout the Roman Empire, and they were persecuted and isolated followers of Christ. They needed the encouragement that those letters (epistles) brought with them.
It is no different for people in our day. Whatever their situation--whether it is filled with sadness and loss or celebration and joy--a written word from someone who cares is an invaluable treasure. Today, we have many options on how to write to someone--social networking, cards, letters, even tweets! media you chose to employ, take a moment to encourage someone with your words. "Now we exhort you brethren, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patieny with all" (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will show out His Ultimate Love, Compassion and Comfort in good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you and will continue to walk with you, leading you down paths of righteousness until you come to be with Him in heaven God bless you. I am praying for you in Jesus's Most Precious Name. Amen.