Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chain Letters

Remember the days of getting most of your mail the old fashioned way? There was just something about going to the mailbox and seeing something with my name on it. I would get so excited only to have my spirits disappear the moment I realized it was a chain letter. I didn't like them as a kid and I still don't like them as an adult. Nowadays chain letters come to us in the form of e-mails. I have a hard time believing that my luck or fortune relies on whether or not I forward it to 7 or 12 of my peeps.

So, this evening as I was going through my e-mails I stumbled on a cyber chain letter. As soon as I caught a glimpse of the first few words I felt compelled to read the rest. Although I did forward it, I do not expect anything out of the ordinary to happen, but I really just like the message it sent.

What do you think???

"To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.' Something good will happen to you today; something that you have been waiting to hear."


TanyaLea said...

Neat. I just seen a wall artwork piece with some of those words on it today. That's the kind of chain mail you don't mind so much! ...but I'm TOTALLY with ya on the rest!!

Valerie and Jeff said...

I received that email a couple weeks ago. I'm in the same boat with you about those in general. Especially the ones that claim they love you and then say that if you don't forward them on you'll have bad luck. WHAT?! Anyway, I did forward this one on ... with a few changes to emphasize the goodness of God in it all. Thanks for pruning the chain letter and sharing it with others. It does have a good message that is a good reminder now and again!

Tara Anderson said...

I'm not a big gan of chain letters either, but I do like that one! :)

Tara Anderson said...

Correction: FAN not's early! No coffee in my system yet! :)