You can read and write, so please do

Good morning everyone,
Our theme for this month: “Writing and Reading”
Our Bible verse for today: “Or if you give the scroll to someone who cannot read, and say, “Read this, please,” he will answer, “I don’t now how to read.” Isaiah 29:12 (NIV)
Our thought for today: “You can read and write, so please do”
In Isaiah chapter twenty-nine the prophet was speaking a word of woe upon the city of David (Jerusalem). He was speaking of a day when there would be all kinds of destruction and despair and the people would be suffering greatly. In verse 12 he made reference to someone who was handed a scroll with the words of God but who was unable to read them because he was illiterate. How sad to have the Words of God in your hand but to be unable to read them.
Fortunately, that isn’t the case for any of us. If you’re reading this right now it’s because you are not illiterate, you can read. And that being the case, you should read. What a shame to be able to read but then to not do so.
It’s my prayer that this month of devotionally considering the gift of writing and reading has given us all a new appreciation for writing and reading. Both are valuable and both come to us as a gift from God. Reading is an essential form of communication with more benefits than I can list here this morning. We’ve spent an entire month considering those benefits.
Writing helps to clarify our thoughts. We think more clearly when we write. Writing also helps us to remember things that are important. When you take the time to write them down those thoughts become lodged deeper into your brain. This is one of the reasons we encourage people to keep a journal.
God has given you the gift of literacy – the ability to read and write, so please don’t waste it. Be a reader and be a writer.
You can read and write, so please do.
God bless,
Pastor Jim
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