Day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year, she wrote a message of love, carefully tucked her note into a bottle and placed it in the ocean. As the waves carried her message away, she hoped and prayed that one day the bottle would be found and a rescue would take place.
She never stopped writing, never stopped hoping and praying. Even though she wasn’t sure what would happen, she knew what was at stake, knew that lives were lost without the message she had been given to share.
Very few were at her funeral and only a few knew her story. Yet, across the seas in islands and continents far away, her message had been joyfully received. Those who found the bottles, found the truth of a Father’ love — a love that came from heaven, filled with grace, with an offer of eternal life.
For the words she shared were words that had brought her hope, joy, and an eternal promise. And, so she wrote the simple message, sharing the love of God’s heavenly love. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” ~ John 3:16-17 (NASB)
The joyful message is for you. Will you receive the message? Will you be faithful to share the message with others?
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