Snail mail day is when I celebrate the wonders of sending and receiving packages in the mail.
Remember back in January when I showed you my three creative habits I was going to cultivate this year? I want to share with you my very first package that I put together for someone I wanted to bless and encourage. Now that I have received confirmation that the craft care package has indeed arrived safely, I don’t need to keep it a secret anymore.
Here are the contents of the craft care package that traveled all the way to a self-supporting missionary in Malawi:
This is my very first snail mail craft care package for the year and of my life. I have never done this before and the experience has taught me a great deal. When I decided at the start of this year to cultivate other people’s creativity, I didn’t realize how much blessing it will bring me. I shall reveal the recipient of this care package in my next post when I get the chance to properly introduce her but I would just like to share a little excerpt from her email to me:
So, I had a small little list in my head of a few things that I would like to try to get when I had the means and opportunity to get them in the States. This list was never written down, never uttered (not even to my husband), and never even actually prayed for. It was just there waiting for a day and time that would be right to get them….But when I opened that package, it was as if God Himself was recording the thoughts in my heart and then playing them in your heart as you picked out things to include. There is just no other explanation for how you could know exactly what to choose, and that you could choose something I didn’t even know I wanted, and that I would receive it the day after realizing it would be something I’d want! How personal is our God? How good and kind and generous is He?
Since the day I fired off my very first message to ask her to confirm her mailing address, I have been blessed manifold through our email correspondence. Her wisdom, devotion and reflection are inspirational but the biggest blessing I have been given is my first lesson in listening to the still small voice and acting on the tugging of my heart.
Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:11-12
Learning to listen,