a letter a day

Twenty years ago the Harry S Truman Library in Independence, MO made public 1,300 discovered letters that the late President wrote to his wife, Bess.  Mr. Truman had a lifelong rule of writing to his wife every day they were apart, and followed this rule whenever he was away on official business or whenever Bess left Washington to visit her beloved Independence.

Scholars examined the letters for any new light they may have thrown on political and diplomatic history. Of course, the obvious truth couldn't be dismissed - every day he was away over the course of 50 years (even during the Presidency), Truman took time out from his dealing with the world's most powerful leaders to sit down and write a letter to his wife.

The application runs deeper than marriage, for the God of the universe and everything in it thought you were important enough to write you a love letter called the Bible. Every day you wake up He seeks to woo you away from sin and death and toward freedom from addiction and life. Enjoy this, and enjoy Him as you build your relationship with Jesus Christ. Read from His letter to you every day, and think about what He is trying to tell you through it. You matter that much to Him, after all.

"Behold, I will allure her and bring her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her." (Hosea 2:14)

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