Some of the treasures of history are letters that have been written from man and women on distant battle fields of the Civil War, and the First and Second World Wars. We can also include letters from people separated from family and friends in distant lands for a variety of reasons. These give insight into the conditions of the times, but more importantly into the life and feelings of the person writing. When one takes time to put words on paper they are conveying something of themselves to the recipient. It is this personal bond with others, and ultimately with our God, that gives meaning to being human. I decry the loss of this skill (and also the ability to write in cursive, but that’s another issue!). I can’t really imagine our text messages being archived for a hundred years! God, Himself, came among us in His Son, and He has told us of his desire to dwell among us for eternity. All that we do now that deepens our personal bond with one another is a small taste of what we are intended to share eternally. Letters are just a small piece of that.