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The Day the Letters Stopped

Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people—that they would become a curse[a] and be laid waste—and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I also have heard you, declares the Lord.  2 Kings 22:19 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.My granny Alice loved the Lord, and no matter the occasion she sent a card.

Her cards were unique. She clipped out newspaper articles and always included Scripture. She had nine grandchildren, and none was left out. When she felt as if we were misbehaving, she sent a special card with Scripture, pinpointing our wrong actions. We often teased her about her cards. Some of them made us laugh, some made us cry, and some offended us. She spent many hours praying for us. I know it grieved her not to know if all her grandchildren were saved. She had faith, though, and believed God would answer her prayers.

King Josiah grieved over the disobedience of God’s people whom he ruled. He even tore his robes. And the Lord heard his prayer and recognized his obedience.

My granny has now passed on to be with the Lord. I no longer receive cards in the mail, but I still feel her prayers. She was obedient to God and always desired for us to know Him. She grieved when we did not always live the way we should have. I do not know if all the grandchildren made commitments to the Lord, but I know of a least one who did.

We all have family members who need to know God. Perhaps they need a card … or something else. We may not be able to reach people in such a direct manner, but we should tear our robes for our loved ones and grieve when we know they are not right with God.

Humble yourself today and pray for the people you love. When you do, God will hear.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Natalie Baker

Natalie Baker lives in a small town in North Carolina. God has blessed her with the ability to write, and she loves to write creatively. She loves people and wants to find a way to use her writing in ministry. She has been happily married for fifteen years and recently completed her master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling.