by – Mary May Larmoyeux –
One morning I was thumbing through a box of greeting cards, when I found the perfect birthday message for a friend’s little girl. It had a verse from Psalm 1 and a picture of cartoon-like animals pitching a tent and shouting, “It’s your birthday!” It was just right for my little friend.
But I didn’t send that card. Why? Because I couldn’t find the matching envelope. You see, the ones I had were far too small. Yes, I thought about cutting off part of the card to make it fit into one of the envelopes I had, but then the card would have lost part of its message.
As I opened and closed drawers, searching for the unique envelope designed for this special card, it was as if God whispered in my ear, Mary, as a Christian, you’re like the envelope and I’m like its message.
I felt uncomfortable as I could almost hear Him ask me:
• Do you begin each day realizing that you carry My message?
• Do you ever cut short what I want you to say just to make things fit into your too busy life?
• Do you make your own changes to the unique letter I have given you to carry?
• Do you put a note in your envelope that was never yours to carry anyway?
• Do you understand the privilege of carrying My message to a watching world?
God had my attention then and He still does today.
As our world seems to be spinning out of control, I’m comforted by the message Jesus gave his disciples in John 14:1, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” And then He says in verse 6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Those are words that never grow old. Ones I want to share as a wife … a mother … grandmother … and friend. And I want to share them in the unique way that God has for me.
What about you? What message does God want you to pass on to others today? And how does he want you to communicate it?
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The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart by Nancy Downing and Mary May Larmoyeux: This handy book helps generations learn from one another. Organized by month, it’s filled with 365 creative ideas that include getting-to-know-you activities, fun ways to teach Bible verses, easy-to-make games (paper and electronic), creative suggestions for making lasting memories, and much more.