Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

In today's society of e-mail, text and the like, writing letters really has become a lost art. Recently I read a devotional by Dr. David Jeremiah from his book "Discovery" that I really enjoyed and thought I would share it!

"Paul.... to all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints." Romans 1:1, 7

It's no accident that God chose the written form of epistles or letters to convey the teachings of the Christen life to the earliest believers. Paul, Peter, John, Jude and others wrote personal letters to churches and individuals, and this body of correspondence makes up the richest source of our understanding of the Christian way and walk. Paul could have compiled volumes of sermons or books of systematic teachings. But instead the LORD lead him to use the medium of letter writing to leave a lasting legacy for all of Christian history. Letters are personal, readable, informal, enduring, and quotable.

Though our correspondence isn't inspired in the scriptural sense, don't underestimate the power of the written note. It's easy to pat someone on the back and say, "Good job." We need to fequently do that. But there is great value in taking the time to write encouraging words. They are durable and distance-proof.

Rediscover the lost art of letter writing.

Letter writing, in its ideal form, is really nothing else but indirect conversation. C.H. Charles


May you have a blessed weekend!


  1. Hi Sarah! That is such a good point about St. Paul. He could have gotten very technical and impersonal, but here he was, writing letters. I really love St. Paul and his example. Now I have a new reason!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

  2. Great post! I just love a pretty piece of stationery and a special pen, and I think everyone likes to get mail ~ from the mailbox! Well, at least I do. :-)
    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. This is something that I am aiming towards Sarah. There is nothing like receiving a nice letter in the mailbox :) m.

  4. So true! There is something so wonderful and special about getting a handwritten letter in the mail - so sweet and personal! Thank you for sharing this, Sarah, and may you have a lovely Monday!


  5. Great thought! And a good reminder to write more letters.