A tree was planted in Israel in memory of my wife. The words get blurry as I type that… I received a notice in the mail about that wonderful gift and stood, transfixed, as I tried to imagine what sort of tree and where it was planted. Then, who would one day find shade beneath it. These days my mailbox is almost entirely stuffed with junk mail. But that gift notice was a precious exception.
Here’s a gift notice for you, if you would like to have it. It’s for everyone who follows Jesus in faith. It’s not very long, but warrants spending a bit of time trying to imagine all the what, when and where implications.
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love. (2 John 1:3)
Toss the envelope if you want, but hang on to the gift tag. You’ll want to go back and reread it from time to time…