Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Postman

"Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." This is the unofficial motto of the US Postmaster. The thought behind the motto is that no matter what, the post office delivers.

The post office has faced competition in past years by "new" ideas. Overnight delivery by FedEx and others portrayed the post office's service as slow. Next came the facsimile (Fax) machine. Wow - that was "fast." (Remember standing over the fax machine as the document edged out.) Next came e-mail and PDF files. Instant delivery! Many people have moved on to these new ideas, but the postman continues to deliver.

The Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Romans. In it, he created an unofficial motto for Jesus. It said "Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38, 39)

More reliable that the Postman is the love of God! It is always there. There are been new ideas through the age ideas. Thoughts such as as long as you're a "good person" you'll go to heaven, regardless of your relationship with Christ. The idea that we hold the controls of the universe, and are in control of our destiny. Many people latch onto these new ideas, but Jesus continues to deliver.

Even though I enjoy the convenience of email, nothing beats receiving a hand written letter in the mail from a good friend. And nothing beats having a God who loves me so much that he didn't just send me a letter; he sent me his son. That's not delivery my friends. That is deliverance.

Psalm 3:8 -- From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.



Terry said...

I appreciate this piece as both a mail carrier and a Christian.


What a precious 'post' Kelly! Great reminders of what God, through Yeshua, did for us... He delivered His own Son for our redemption!

Blessings, Stephanie

Heather said...

Oh Kelly, this so spoke to me today...amazing how the Lord certainly delivers. My own private deliverance today! :) Thank you for sharing such a reassuring message in this way...praise Him for Romans 8!!

Have a wonderful week!

Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

Kelly - I LOVE hand-written notes and letters. Sending and receiving!!

This year, last year and next year, I am studying the book of Romans in my Precept Ministry Bible class. Amazing book. Justification. Redemption. Righteousness. Forgiveness. Grace. Only HE delivers it all!


Steve said...

Amen. That was good

Warren Baldwin said...

Good thoughts. The handwritten note does communicate volumes.