Love is a word used too easily in today's society, at least this is my opinion. I'm guilty of over using this word myself, so when I state the "common"ness to use the word love, you aren't alone. This week of Advent offers Bible verses and thoughts to ponder focusing on God's love, on Jesus' love, and our love for others.
Today's story starter isn't for a story but instead, a letter. This week, let's write a letter to someone and share with them from the depths of our heart.
You might write a letter to someone you love very much and express this, and the reasons for this devotion. If it's possible, deliver this letter to them to read. If they've passed away, seal the envelope and lock it in your safe or tuck it in the junk drawer so you can be blessed in a moment when you need it. It is therapeutic to express our love for another, even if they can't read it.
On the flip side, maybe you want to write a letter to someone who has loved you with a Godly and unconditional love. Write a letter of thanksgiving to them and let them know how much their love for you has impacted your life. Sometimes we take for granted the people closest to us, your note might be the encouragement and boost your loved one needs to keep a smile on their face.
If you feel ambitious and like living out Advent to its fullest, write two letters. Write one to a person you love and one to the person who loves you. Wrap them up and gift them to these people. The best gifts at Christmas don't cost money...your words are gifts worth giving. Give it a try.
Instead of sharing your writing,
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323