‘YOU ARE A LOVE LETTER FROM CHRIST.’ 2 CORINTHIANS 3:3 NIV.
James 3:16 is the greatest message ever sent to man. ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.’ God sent Jesus to demonstrate His love; and He sends us to declare it! ‘You….. Are a letter from Christ….. Written not with ink but with the spirit of the living God; to a lost, stressed-out world searching for answers.
Now, when a letter arrives, certain questions arise:
1) To whom is it addressed? This letter is addressed to whoever believes. ‘For every person you meet, you have something they need, something more important than a tax cut, a salary increase, a solution for global warming or a cancer cure. Friends, enemies, relatives, neighbours, workmates and strangers need the message you have and the hope you bring.
2) Who is it from? The author’s identity determines the reader’s interest level. You are a letter from Christ, about Christ. ‘For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord’ (2corint 4:5 NIV). Our message is not about us; it’s about Jesus. ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’ (john 14:6NKJV). Religious folks advertise their religion. We advocate Christ, ‘But are people really interested in Jesus? You ask. Yes! In His lifetime He drew multitudes. Since his death and resurrection He draws countless millions of both sexes, all strata of society and every nation on earth. ‘But I, when I am lifted up….. Will draw all men to myself (John 12:32 NIV). Today nothing is more needed than a portrait of Jesus Christ.
Therefore brethren, deliver your LOVE LETTER to anyone that crosses your path and remain blessed in Jesus name.
With love from your brother in Christ……
Denis Innocent Chijioke.