(This entry was entirely written by an nine year old boy, but typed by his mum.)
It was a beautiful sunny morning, when just then, ZOOOM! The postman came speeding on his motorbike. With a sudden stop, he put a postcard into our mailbox.
"Hey mum, may I please go and get the mail?” Asked James. “Yes dear, you may go and get the mail. " “Thanks mum," he called as he ran to the letter box.
BANG! went the door. "Hey mum, look at this! The letter is for me!” "Well," suggested mum, "Why don't you open it then?" “A.O.K,” James replied with great excitement.
"Mum?" said a voice from behind. "Yes, Tony," said mum. “Why is it that always James gets a postcard from his friends, and I never get anything in the post?” "Well!" Said mum, "Suppose that you make a closer friendship between your friends, and send them a letter,...or maybe, send a postcard to your best friend, or,...send an e-mail to your cousin. They may send something back to you!" "I'll try that. I suppose it will work!" "Can I do it now?” "Sure!” answered mum. "Thank's mum," replied Tony.
Then Tony got straight to it. He was gonna send a postcard to his best friend. It said: "Dear Josh, I hope you are going to come back to school soon. I told the class that you are sick and that you will be back soon. One question I want to ask you, when are you really gonna come back? Please send a reply back to me. THANK YOU, Josh! Catch ya later, Tony.”
After Tony had finished his postcard to Josh, he and his mum went to the post office to post it. First they put it into an envelope with a $5 stamp on it.
Now it was time to wait for the reply from Josh. It was taking a long time to come back. After waiting for a few days, mum and I prayed and we prayed, for 3 hours, until,...DING DONG! The doorbell rang. My mum went to see who was it. "It's Josh!" Mum called out to Tony. "I'm coming mum!” Yelled James, as he rushed to the front door. "Hi Josh, how are you doing?" “Im going OK now, well sort of, I am getting over a cold." “How are you Tony,” Josh asked, “I’m fine.” "Ahh, by the way, I got your postcard and I wrote back on it. I couldn't send it in the mail because my mum couldn't drive me to the post office, so I just had a nice walk to your place instead.
“It was God who answered our prayers. It was God who brought you to our house,” James told Josh.
“Ahmm,...Boys are you coming to get your cookies, they're your favorite chocolate chip cookies!” Said mum. While they were eating their cookies they thought of a smart idea. “Why don't we send lots of postcards to all our neighbors and ask them if they want to be friends with us?” Tony suggested. “Once I heard my mum say, that in the Bible it says: ‘To love your neighbor as you love your self.” So this will be a good way to do that!’”
So Tony and Josh spent the afternoon together writing out postcards to the whole neighborhood.
From Matthew 22:39 NIV
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