Junk Mail We Are Not
I am so thankful for the option in my email program that allows me to preassign certain senders to the junk graveyard. I along with you probably receive over a hundred emails a day, of which 80% are unwanted. It would be awful if we had to decide on each one each day whether or not to read it. I love getting email from my friends and I love being able to only pay attention to the emails that matter.
In II Corinthians 3 Paul refers to us as letters. He wrote, “ You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”
I love the concept that we can be a letter from Christ to our friends and family. How utterly awful to be junk mail. We all know people who, when showing up, make us groan inside because we know some unpleasantness is about to descend upon us. That’s junk mail. But it is so grand to think that we can bring genuine joy and peace to people merely by showing up. When that is the case we are letters from Christ.
Some of you might be thinking, “Did he just say some people are junk?” No. That’s not what I intended. But, I did intend to say that the message some people bring is junk. With Jesus in our hearts we can light up a room and chase the gloom of ridicule away. Jesus makes us positive and it just spills out. We can’t help it.