When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child. (Luke 2:17)

A love letter to a college student reached him fifty-three years after it was written. It was found in a Pennsylvania university mailroom. It was postmarked 20 February 1958 and signed, “Love forever, Vonnie.” Officials of the university apologized for the delay and assured the now seventy-four-year-old intended recipient that the letter was on its way to him along with a university T-shirt. The seventy-four-year-old Indianapolis resident said if the package did not arrive within the next fifty-three years, he would call the university and complain.

More than two thousand years ago, God delivered the good news about Jesus’ birth to a group of shepherds. They hurried to Bethlehem to see the newborn Savior. After seeing Him, they promptly spread the word about Him. God has also delivered the good news about Jesus to us. Indeed, the Bible reads like a love letter from God. It invites the whole world to accept Jesus as the gift of His love and become His beloved children. Sadly, more than two thousand years after God wrote His love letter, millions still have not received it. Unlike the love letter that was lost in a university mailroom, God’s love letter is in our possession and we are without excuse if we fail to deliver it. Let’s spread the word about Jesus today!

Share God’s love letter—His good news about Jesus—with at least one person today.

Jim Dyet and his wife, Gloria, have been married fifty-three years and live in Colorado Springs, where Jim enjoys daily walks with his three dogs.