Today’s scripture: 2 Peter 1:1-3
Letter writing is a lost art. And that’s kind of sad. We live in a world of
email, texts, and instant messages. Nothing is being written down any more. Our
children—and their children—won’t find a stack of letters wrapped in ribbon
chronicling their parents’ courtship. Generations to come won’t read of
friendships from a distance.
And it is sad. Think about it. What if Paul or Peter or John didn’t write
letters? What if they’d lived in a time of IMs? What a loss that would be.
Today we start digging into 2 Peter, and from the first few verses, we are
immediately encouraged. Read through these verses again. Peter prays for
multiplied grace and peace. Overwhelming, abundant grace. Soul-soothing peace.
And how are these multiplied? Through the “knowledge of God and of Jesus our
Lord.” Knowing God—Father, Son, and Spirit—more and more intimately day by day.
And why should we desire that knowledge? Because He loves us and “His divine
power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness …” Our
glorified, excellent Father God grants us life. He provides for our needs. And
He grows us daily to be more godly, more like Christ. But we must seek to know
Him more. And that means spending time in His word. Time communing with Him in
prayer. Time worshipping with other believers.
And maybe time writing down what God has done in our lives. Maybe writing a
letter? With a pen? On paper? Just a thought.