Mail as the Word

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday.  This is also Day Fourteen of the Write 31 Days challenge. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “mail.” We would love to have you join us. Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there. 

I listen for the cluck of footsteps on my steps as the mail person walks up to my mailbox. I wait for the clank of the metal as the items are placed in it and the mailbox is closed. There is just something so holy about receiving real mail. (Today I got my Write 31 days mug and earlier this week, my FMF tshirt)

I wasn’t sure how I was going to tie my theme together, but I think I figured it out or rather God showed me. Mail often is the Word made flesh in the midst of sadnesss, joy, and so much more. Can you think of those times when words showed up in your mailbox at the right time?

I am reminded of when my grandma and grandpa passed away and all the sympathy cards that showed up in my mailbox. I am reminded of how my friends are grieving the loss of their baby boy and how it has been through items sent to them from all over the US that has blessed them.

God often uses our words through mail to bless and be the Word made flesh in this world; the Word made flesh during times of loss, the Word made flesh during times of great joy and new life, and so much more. What can you do this week to bless someone with the Word made flesh via mail in their mailboxes? I guarantee God will use your words to bless them! 

18 thoughts on “Mail as the Word

  1. Your piece is so insightful. I never thought about "the word made flesh" in any connotation but Jesus coming to us. You are correct. God uses us to encourage others through the written word make flesh. We can't go or be everywhere but we can send a word in due season. Just as this post has been for me. Thank you Tara. Blessings to you.

  2. Tara,
    do you have my email address? So that I can get your mailing address?
    🙂 When we take time to bless others, we're Jesus with skin on. I can't imagine that you could have captured it better with your description. He reaches down from heaven and hugs through those penned strokes.
    One of the birthday cards I received truly looks like the Proverbs 31 ladies actually penned it, not just a scantron print job. I'm going to believe they used real markers and signed their 6 names. Even if they didn't. 😉
    Thanks for coming over to say hi!
    (#2 this week)

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