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, 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.
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 story 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)
God’s joyful message is for you. Will you receive the message? Will you be faithful to share the message with others?
“Open your hearts to the love God instills… God loves you tenderly. What He gives you is not to be kept under lock and key, but to be shared.” ~ Mother Teresa
Dear God, thank You for Your love that sent Your Son to save us. Thank You for Your saving grace. Help me to speak freely and share freely the good news of Your amazing love and wonderful grace.
God’s Timeless Truth
Jesus said, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20, HCSB).
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” (Isaiah 52:7, NIV).
“My mouth shall tell of Your righteous acts and of Your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is more than I know.” “For we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20, NASB), (Psalm 71:15, AMPC).
From Time with The Timeless One by Lisa Buffaloe