Timely Correspondence from Prison (Day 23)

Day 23 of my “no dairy, no sugar” fast

As I sat trying to decide which direction to go – as far as my post for today is concerned – I received an email from my nephew in prison. Recently, I’ve encountered issues with the mail not getting to him and being returned with a sticker announcing RETURN TO SENDER NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED. I’m not sure what has changed but for some reason, he is now unable to receive the mail with the address we were previously using. So, I asked for help from his mom who told me about the Jail ATM. Happily, I sent off an email to him and received one back! Now if you have followed my blog for very long, you have read about this nephew. I share about him in at least seven different blog posts. The two read most are Trials of Consequence and Ten Thousand Little Acts.

I am overjoyed to report what I heard from him! He started by sharing his regret for the mail mishaps. And with a “laugh out loud” symbol, he said it was probably a lost cause! My first impression: Lord, thank you that he has not lost his sense of humor! Then he went on to share titles of books he has been reading. He called them “wonderful and timely,” and proceeded to praise God for the “wisdom gained from godly men in a dry desert land” feeling the lack of fellowship between like-minded Christians. He went on to say, “I am loving my Bible Studies and can get lost in them for hours” followed by “I am the luckiest person in the world to have so much time available to devote to my relationship with God.”

His email ended with these words: “Very excited to see what God has in store for our family. Love y’all very much.”

Return to sender, not deliverable as addressed! I guess it should have been addressed to: Christ’s Ambassador: Anthony Jacque Doyle (2 Corinthians 5:20)!

In one thousand trials it is not five hundred of them that work for the believer’s good, but nine hundred and ninety-nine of them, and one beside.

-George Mueller

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