Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Mailman

 Kenny is our mailman.  He faithfully delivers our mail each day.  If our mail includes a package, he very courteously rings the doorbell so we know there is one waiting for us outside.

Kenny has been our mailman for a long time.  I tend to mark how long Kenny has been our mailman by the beagles he has known at our house. He knew the two little boy beagles, who disappeared out of our backyard. He knew Sparrow, although I don't think she ever understood why this man came on our porch every day.  He knows Ellie, and Ellie loves Kenny. She loves that he stops to pet her if we are outside when he comes by.  It doesn't hurt that Kenny carries dog treats in his truck.

When Kenny comes to our house he doesn't just bring any old thing he found along the way.  He delivers what has been entrusted into his hand by the United States Postal Service.  There is one designated place on each property for him to leave the entrusted items, he can't just toss them anywhere.  There is also an expected time frame for him to deliver the items.

Kenny is a picture of Christians in this world.  The Lord has entrusted us with a message for someone everywhere we go.  He does not intend for us to lead a purposeless life, He has things He wishes to impart through us.  Wherever we are, at work, at home, in the store, at the gym, wherever we travel, there is someone there who needs something the Lord can impart through us.  Perhaps a word of comfort or encouragement, perhaps a kind action or deed.  Maybe it is just a friendly smile, or a forgiving heart.  The Lord desires us to deliver faithfully what He has entrusted to our care.  He desires us to deliver it to the correct destination and in the correct time.

May we be as faithful in our calling as Kenny is with our mail.

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."  

Ephesians 4:32

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