Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Letter

This week I was given a homework assignment by an AP High School English teacher.  As my daughter's class learned in reading Shakespeare's, Hamlet, the father has written a letter of advice to his son before he goes out into the world.  The teacher wanted us, the parents, to do the same for our graduating senior. 

I woke earlier than normal (Well, not really.  I often wake up at 4:00 a.m.) I grabbed pen, paper, and my warm-fuzzy blanket and headed to the dinning room, where I meet with God each morning. I used a large envelope containing old x-rays to represent creativity and inspiration (Hey, I'm a teacher at heart, and you have to be creative for people to remember).  I used examples from our life (mom and dad) regarding responsibility. I used a quote from a person of influence in this world, and I used scripture from God's Word throughout the letter to cover it in truth, that it would not return void!  I prayed she would believe it.  I hoped she would see the words and live them out, and I could only trust that she would feel them. 

I sealed it (with a Mickey Mouse sticker :) and pushed it to the side and began my morning in God's Word.  It didn't take long before I could see the comparison.  God wrote a letter to us many years ago.  It is full of creativity and inspiration, people of influence, responsibility and promises.  They ARE the greatest Words every written on paper. 

I do believe it!  I do feel it! I accept the responsibility and hold on to the inspiration and promises.  As I hope Morgan is thankful for my words, I am thankful for HIS!

Proverbs 3: 13;14
"Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold."

-The Mrs. Pastor


  1. Love this post! Would love to know her reaction to your letter.


  2. Beautiful post! The love letter from our "Father" is the best ever. His words will not return void. Prov. 31:28 Her children will rise up and call her blessed!! Morgan will LOVE your words because she knows your heart! The more we learn about the heart of our Lord, the more we can appreciate His Word!