Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Write a Letter (Ephesians 1:1-2)

Today's scripture: Ephesians 1:1-2

As we continue our look at Paul's epistles, we now begin a journey through another of one of my favorites: Ephesians. I look forward to learning more about my Lord and Savior. I pray you’ll do the same.

Letter writing is a lost art. With texts and emails, FaceBook status updates and instant messaging, tweets and Instagram, no one sits down to put pen to paper. And I think it’s sad.

Just think. If Paul had had access to today’s technology, he would have sent off his letters via cyberspace, and who knows where they would have ended up. Instead, he took quill and ink, and left for us his God-inspired words. Words that have impacted generation after generation.

That’s why I love to journal. Not that I expect my words to impact even one generation, but there’s something satisfying—and sometimes cathartic—about actually writing about what’s happening in my life. I journal about what God has taught me through His word. I meditate on verses that inspire me—or convict me. I write out prayers.

And maybe someday, someone will read my “letters.” And be impacted in the smallest way.

So as we begin looking through Paul’s letter to the Ephesians—and to us—I pray for you as he did: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

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