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Just a Note Tucked Away - Encouragement Café - January 30, 2017

Just A Note Tucked Away
By Paris Renae

Monday, January 30, 2017

A man finds joy in giving an apt reply – and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23 NIV

I have note cards tucked away throughout my Bible. All from different people - over a period of many years. Notes received unexpectedly. Notes that touched my heart.

In our age of one hundred forty characters or less – and blink of an eye email responses – the art of a note than can be held and tucked away is lost.

I can’t pull up an old email or text from years ago and be touched by it again. But every so often I’ll re-read a note I find tucked in the pages of my Bible. That person may no longer be in my life – but the memory of their kindness, by putting love in writing, is still mine to hold.

To touch a heart and reach a soul takes intention – being on purpose. It’s giving a piece of yourself in words that may be kept for years. Like God did when He wrote all the letters in the Bible. Some of the letters are history, so we will remember the lessons of the past.

Some are letters of encouragement. Some are letters of instruction. Some are about a Son He so willingly allowed to take our place. Some are about how to live in a fallen world once we have Him in our hearts. Finally, a letter was written about how things will be some day, a letter about a future and a hope. His great plan for us.

In everything, He sets an example for us. He put Himself in written form so we could hold Him anytime.

Get some pretty note cards and when you want to thank someone, or tell them they are special, send a note. You may just get tucked in their Bible.

Oh, Father, in all the details of life You have given us examples to live by and learn from. Thank you for putting into written form all of You so that we can hold You and know You and share You. Teach us how to share ourselves with others and with written words that will encourage their hearts and make a difference. Tucked in all the pages of Your Word is Your great love for us, let us be willing to share it anew each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

© 2017 by Paris Renae.  All rights reserved.

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