We’ve lived in the same house for the last thirty-two years.  We live on a rural route and have a mail box that came with the house.  It wasn’t very attractive when we moved in and it hasn’t improved over the years.  I did replace the post shortly after we occupied the house.  Pam has spent much time and effort making a home of our house and has done a wonderful job.  She takes care of the inside and that leaves the outside pretty much to me.  In regards to the old mail box, I haven’t done a real good job.  It became an eyesore and we have talked about replacing it for years.  We have looked at new mail boxes for the last few years and just put off replacing it.  A few weeks ago, I had to do a little repair work on it, so Pam and I went to Lowe’s and bought a new one and a new post.

This is the old mail box leaning on the wall of my shop building.  It’s really bad, isn’t it?

We get a lot of mail each day and some of it is real mail.  Just like everyone else, we get a load of catalogues and junk mail.  Our new mail box is much larger and will cope with all the junk that arrives by the mail carrier.  We also needed to replace our rural route box number with the new 911 number.  Instead of being on a route, we are now on a county road.

Lyndsey came home to visit a couple of weeks ago, and while she was here I replaced the  old mail box.

After installing the new box I wondered why I waited so long.

We still get the same amount of mail, catalogues, and junk mail, but it is not crammed so tightly in the box.  This makes it much easier to remove the mail and the new box looks so much better.


I realized this morning that God provided us with a mail box when He created us.  It’s our heart.  During our life we receive a lot of junk mail in our mail box that influences the way we live and the relationships we have.  When we ask God to give us a new Spiritual mail box, we experience “OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW.”  This is the mail box that receives no junk mail from God.  It is a special place in our heart that God sends his message to us.  We receive forgiveness as well as daily guidance for all things we encounter in life’s path.  It is up to us to check this Spiritual mail box often.  Mail arrives in this box more than once each day and it is necessary to open the mail when it arrives.  We will never be able to read and understand the mail unless we open the envelope.  I am happy to have a new mail box for regular mail, but I am truly blessed to have been given a Spiritual mail box to depend on for all my needs.

God does not prepare the path of life for us to follow.  He prepares us for the path that we will travel.



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