On a TV show I was watching recently, a man came to town looking for his daughters. They had moved away and started a new life and did not want him included in it. They had changed their names and were respectable people in the community. He came to town one day, recognized his girls and they just tried to ignore him.
Eventually they did recognize their father and were to begin a relationship. To one of the daughters he said he had written letters. However, they had changed their names. The letters were still at the post office marked as undeliverable. The girls never knew he had written. I wish I could say all ended well, but he deceived them, stole their money and was gone once more.
We wonder sometimes how fathers could treat their daughters so horribly. And yet it happens. Sometimes on purpose, at other times just negligently. But we have a Father who is not like that. He loves all of His children and cares about the pain they suffer, the loneliness they feel, and the joys they have also.
Our Father in heaven loves each of us with love that is hard to explain. He gave His only Son to die on a tree for our sins and works in their lives daily.
He has written a letter to us that we call the Bible. It tells us of His love and His compassion. It speaks to us of His forgiveness. It guides us in the way we walk. It gives comfort when we are struggling with problems in our lives. It gives hope and assurance. All of this is for those who will love Him and follow Him.
This Bible also speaks of His justice. And it speaks of what will happen to those who do not follow it. The end result is separation from Him. (Matt. 7:21-23)
Two sisters had letters written to them that were undeliverable. If we never pick up the Bible to read it, study it, learn from it, we are like the sisters. Pick up yours today and make it a daily part of your life.