Were you as silly as I was as a kid? I would check the mail every day I had the chance! And I was lucky to get mail once a month. I checked it every day though, just to be sure.
There’s something about a handwritten, snail mail letter. It’s encouraging, thoughtful and requires a level of commitment from the writer. Paul knew the impact of a letter, his letters (the Epistles) remind us to write to those in prison. I’ve been doing just that. A friend of mine was unfairly imprisoned, with an 8 year sentence at the age of 22. If he serves all 8 years, he will have missed most of his 20’s. My heart breaks for him.
We’ve been writing for a few months now and in each letter I see a little more hope than before. My letters bless him and his bless me. It’s amazing what paper and pen and a few words can do.
You may not know someone in prison (if you do, please write to them)…you do know someone that would be blessed to receive a letter. And you would be blessed to send one! Bring snail mail back.