You may have noticed that the bulletin has a listing for an Epistle Reading. Now we all know that is just a fancy way of saying “letter.” You sometimes hear on the news a story of a long lost letter found in the bottom of an old chest of drawers. The story then will go on about the search for the story behind the letter. It’s the same search we go through when we read the Epistles: who wrote the letter, to whom was it written, and what was the content.
Though our correspondence isn’t inspired in the scriptural sense, don’t underestimate the power of the written note. It’s easy to pat someone on the back and say, “Good Job.” It’s easy to type a quick email. We need to do that. But there is also great value in taking the time to write encouraging words down on paper. Such words are durable and distance proof.
Rediscover the lost art of letter writing. To whom can you send a note this week?
Read: Romans 1:7
Scripture Readings for 8th Sunday after Pentecost – August 4, 2019 – Communion Sunday
Epistle Reading: Colossians 3:1-11
Psalter Reading: Psalm 107:1-9