Today I was watching an old episode of the show Army Wives and at the end, one of the characters was writing a letter to the family of the man who had died and through the organ donor program she received his cornea. Now, this was a big deal. Had she not received this transplant, she would have never been able to see again. She has a baby girl and she would have missed out on seeing her grow up, on top of that, she would have been discharged from the Army and for this woman, that would have been devastating. She is a soldier through and through. It is her identity.
In this letter, she promised his wife that she would live a life worthy of his sacrifice. Isn’t that beautiful? She wants to change her ways, be a better person to bring honor to this man who not only fought and died for his country, but gave her a full life. As I was listening to her read the letter, it hit me…. God gave so that we may have a full life. He gave His son so that we could see clearly and live a grace-filled life. Where is our letter to God? Where is our promise to live a life worthy of His sacrifice? We need to live out this promise. Write a letter to God everyday and promise Him that today we will live a life worthy of His sacrifice.
I think it is important to re-write the letter every single day because, let’s face it, in a few days our to do list will be ruling our days, and this promise we made today will be forgotten. With that being said, I challenge myself to start everyday making this promise to God. I know I am going to fail, but I am at least going to try. The sacrifice He made was too great for me to do any less.
So, do you want to join me? Write your Dear God letter below!