As I was reading my Bible in January, the Lord planted an idea in my heart. It is an idea I pray reaches to the ends of the earth for His name. It is an idea that He is watering and growing for His glory. It involves you and me and those around us. It’s an idea to impact His Kingdom and further the gospel. Ready to hear it? I’d love for you to be a part!
I’ve always had a passion for the art of writing hand-written letters. In high school I had a ministry where I would secretly leave letters in my friends lockers to encourage them. I have had several pen pals over the years and have kept up with many friends through writing with pen and ink, not an iPhone or computer. There’s nothing like the joy of finding a hand-written letter in the mail!
All of the epistles in the New Testament were hand-written letters. In John’s letters, he said “I had much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink. I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.” (3 John 1:13) My dream is for us, as Christ-followers, to write letters to our friends **ALL OVER THE WORLD** and encourage them with words of Scripture and prayer! It takes time to write a letter. It takes discipline and it takes thought. Let’s reclaim the missed opportunities that slip by us each day to touch the world with the hands of Jesus. Let’s put down our cell phones and truly live for God’s glory and do what He says. What if we flooded the mail with letters that are glimpses of God’s love?!
Hebrews 3:13a commands us to “encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today.” Today is that day. With someone in mind, pick up your pen, write out your thoughts, seal the envelope and mail it to strengthen and inspire your friends.
It’s as simple as that! Rediscover the joy of this lost art through the pen & ink project.
Your Pen Pal,