Have you ever wanted to write a special letter to a special person, but didn’t know what to say or how to say it? Well, now you can. What would you like to say?
What type of letter do you want to write?
Would you like to send words of comfort to someone who is grieving due to the loss of a loved one, or a dear friend...?
Would you like to write a letter commending someone on their outstanding achievements, awards and commendations? Perhaps you'd like to commend that special individual for making a difference in society—the community, church, or some other organization, but you just don't know what to say or how to write from your heart to their heart.
Do you know someone who simply needs encouragement because the challenges of life are overwhelming? (we all need that from time to time...) How often do you express your appreciation and gratitude to others for all their help, hard work, efforts and time? Oh, what about telling that individual who holds a special place in your heart how much you love him/her? Go ahead, TELL 'em!! Write them a letter and let them know. Better yet, would you like to write a letter of counsel recommending a course of action? Now is the time to give some sound advice to that person seeking an answer to a perplexing dilemma. No doubt, they need your godly wisdom and insight to assist in making the right decisions at a particular crossroad in their life...
Whatever you'd like to say, the letters in this handbook are sure to guide you in the right direction. Although e-mails, e-cards, e-books, e-this and e-that dominate the market as the leading method of communication in the 21st Century, nothing can touch the heart of a person more deeply than a personalized, "old-fashioned" handwritten letter expressing sentiments from one heart to another heart.
I have not ceased to pray for you since I received the devastating news about your son. I am writing this letter to extend my heartfelt sympathy. I can honestly say it is hard to imagine the depth of your sorrow and grief; so, I dare not pretend to understand how or what you feel.
However, I can say Jesus knows, He cares and He understands. I can boldly say that you are not alone because God has promised never to leave you nor forsake you. I can say that God’s word is true, and He will manifest His truth to you.
Since the tragedy, I have continuously prayed for you and your family. As I prayed my thoughts were focused on the life you lived before your son. Allow me to console you by reflecting on a conversation he and I had about a year ago. I remember very vividly how he expressed his appreciation and gratefulness to have a mother like you. To quote him verbatim he said, "I'm blessed beyond measure to have a God-sent mother who gives of herself so willingly." Remember- Proverbs 31:28, "Her children arise up, and call her blessed."
I pray that you begin remembering how much cheer your son brought to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. It is true we do not always understand the difficulties we must face. According to II Corinthians 2: 3-4, God so wonderfully comforts us in our hardships and troubles so that when others need our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them the same help and comfort that He has given us.
His grace is sufficient for you. God's power is most evident when we are weak. If we were always strong and on top of things, we'd never come to know the power of God. Even in the midst of your pain, you must trust God ... that He hasn't made a mistake.
Please call me anytime, any hour for whatever reason.
With deepest sympathy,
From my heart