We all get them.
Emails that will transform our lives.
The email that will make you happier.
You name it, EMAIL can transform your life.
EMAIL: in my opinion can be a blessing and a curse.
We email thank you notes.
We email invitations
We email our complaints as well as our compliments.
Email can be venomous.
It can be loving.
It can be hurtful.
It can be cowardly or courageous.
I admit I am guilty of all of the above.
NOW- I have to admit I really like some of them.
Yesterday I received an email titled “ Do Not Delete the Picture.”
It was wonderful- I did NOT delete it and I DID forward it on to a number of people.
The email was from a soldier in Iraq that wanted to do something to honor those that died on 9-11.
I do not know the original date of the original email, it had been forwarded many times.
The thing that struck me most about the message was how this soldier that was serving his country in an unforgiving part of this planet had the desire to do something like this. I got teary eyed. Along with the message of remembrance were pictures of the conditions our soldiers live under while serving our country. I got teary eyed.
After forwarding the email on to others, I sat back and I started thinking about many things.
I was thinking about my mother, she will be 80 this year.
Nick starts high school in the fall.
Zach finishes high school in the spring.
I was thinking about Terry, we celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary this week- it seems like we just got married; the time has gone so fast. I got teary eyed.
I was thinking about our church and our church family.
All kinds of thoughts and emotions were stirred up by this email.
I give thanks for my family, for my church, for those serving our country. I give thanks for email.
Mostly, I give thanks to our God and His Son Jesus Christ, who died for me, my sins and yours. Let us always remember. Once again, I got teary eyed. Amen.
Thu, July 8, 2010
by God's Grace Community Church