You are a letter written by God

One of my all-time favourite movies is Letters to God and I recommend this movie to anyone. Letters to God was a Christian drama film made in the US and was released in 2010. The film was based on a true story. In the movie, an eight-year old Tyler was battling cancer, but took delight in writing letters to God. In the end, even though Tyler died, his letters brought many people to Christ. In fact, his family had a mailbox that was dedicated to him and said that “His life was a letter to God”.  It was truly a touching story.

The truth of the matter is that, as a Christian, who has accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, you are NOT a letter written to God, but rather a letter written by God to the world. When we come to this realisation, we would live a life worthy of His calling. This is how Paul puts it in 2 Corinthians 3:2-3.

“Ye are epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men. Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.”  KJV

“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.” NIV

Wow! Did you see that? We are not any ordinary letters, but we are written by God with the Spirit of God. This is of how much value we are to God to the extent that He uses His Holy Spirit to write us to be read by all men.

If we want to bring people to Christ, then we have to demonstrate that in our lifestyles. The Bible said that we should let our light so shine before people so that the good works of God may be manifested to the extent that glory will always be given to God, (Matt. 5:16). You should remember that you are a letter written by God, which is being read by the world. There is a saying that “In the physical world seeing is believing but in the spiritual world, believing is seeing.” Basically, the physical world judges what it sees. It is our duty to bring those people to the spiritual side. And when I talk about bringing them, I mean through ONLY JESUS – for the Bible says, salvation comes only through Jesus, (Acts 4:12).

Finally, brethren, [1]Robert J. et al said, “There is not so powerful a sermon in the world, as a consistent Christian life. The eye of the world takes in more than the ear. Christians’ lives are the only religious books the world reads”. Ignatius [Epistle to the Ephesians, 10] writes, “Give unbelievers the chance of believing through you. Consider yourselves employed by God; your lives the form of language in which He addresses them. Be mild when they are angry, humble when they are haughty; to their blasphemy oppose prayer without ceasing; to their inconsistency, a steadfast adherence to your faith.”

In short, let us be the best book to be accessible and read by non-Christians to draw them to Jesus Christ.


[1] Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown (1921), Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the whole Bible, George H Doran Company, New York.

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