Let Me Be a Letter of Christ
You are a letter of Christ. -- II Cor. 3: 3
Let me be a letter of Christ, a living letter.
Let my letter tell what Christ has meant to me through the years and still means to me--tell of His saving grace, of His keeping grace, of His sustaining grace, of His comforting grace.
Let my letter “tell to sinners far and wide, spread the tidings all around, Jesus saves! Jesus saves!” (Hymn).
Let my letter reflect the light of the “Dayspring from on high that hath visited us, to shine on those who sit in the darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our steps into the way of peace” (Luke 1: 78-79).
Let me be a living letter of Christ, reflecting His beauty.
We have a little song that sings of the beauty of Jesus, ending with the line, “Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me” It’s an ugly world in which we live today; but if all of us who call ourselves Christians would let the beauty of Jesus be seen in us, it would not be long before the beauty of paradise would be restored to this sin-marred world and the glory of God seen filling the earth from sea to sea (Heb. 2: 14).
Let the beauty of Jesus, the beauty of His love, the beauty of His kindness, the beauty of His gentleness, the beauty of His purity, be seen in me.
Let the peace of Jesus be seen in me.
We are living in a time of tension and anxiety and distraction, and people are looking for something that will bring them peace. We have had a run of books which attempt to tell us how to find peace of mind. If people would let Jesus come into their hearts, they would have peace. “My peace I give unto you,” is His promise to those who receive Him into their hearts and trust Him.
In a world where there is so little peace, so much strife, so much anxiety and worry, let me be a witness to the peace of Christ--let the peace of Jesus be seen in me. Let my letter of Christ make it clear to all who read it that He is a peace giving Christ.