Revelation 3:1a: The ‘write’ stuff.

‘To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.” NIV

I opened my Bible this morning, expecting to write about the letter to the Sardis church, but that will have to wait! I got no further than the opening words:

‘’To the angel of the church in Sardis write…’’ (see also 2:1, 8, 12, 18; 3:7,14).

Here’s the thought: a letter from you to someone could turn out to be a letter from Jesus. As you walk with the Lord, if you feel His prompting to write a note, or an email, or to drop someone a card, do it. Take a little bit of time to ask Him what you are to write. He will show you. Looking back on 40 years of ministry, I can call to mind just one or two special notes which came my way at the right time. Letters especially are often kept and treasured; the same with cards. Let me assure you it’s worth the effort. It can be an important part of your discipleship. Here is a powerful ministry most Christians can exercise. It’s also a skill we can grow in.

God has worked wonderfully through letters. Think how many there are in the Bible!

PRAYER: Lord, if you want to use me to write words of encouragement and help to someone this week, please show me who, and what to put down on paper.