mugRecently, I received a mug in the mail from an inmate who I have been writing for several years. I’ve seen remarkable progress in his walk with our Lord since we have been writing.
Along with the mug was the following note: “My Dear Friend, you simply can’t imagine what a gift from God it’s been to lean upon your kindness time and time again. To know that I have someone who will listen with concern, and help me through each trial with lessons learned. You simply can’t imagine how you’ve blessed me beyond measure, and how I pray your life is blessed with all the joys you treasure.”
Oh my goodness, what a blessing! It really touched my heart and I cried tears of joy at what God has done in both of us through our correspondence. I would like to encourage all pen pals with the knowledge that you are making a difference in lives as you write to your pen pal. God is doing a work through the relationship you develop with them as you share how God has worked in you and your journey.
Most of these folks have no one else who writes or visits. You are their connection to a world outside the darkness they see daily. Thank you for your commitment. Always share the light of Jesus with them in hopes that they will begin to have a closer relationship with Him. If they don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus, pray that they will come to know Him through the love you show them.
Thank you, Robert, for this wonderful unexpected gift. It means more to me than you can imagine. I pray that you will continue to follow Jesus and walk with Him regardless of your daily surroundings. I can’t wait to see how God uses you!