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Topic: MAIL (02/18/16)
TITLE: Letters to God
By Rachel Varghese
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Sitting on the wooden swing in my backyard
I looked up at puffy clouds sailing in the blue sky,
“Are you swimming or sailing in the sky that
looks like a rolling sea?” I shouted to the clouds.
I fancied that the fluffiest cloud told me to send a
letter to God in heaven and ask Him all my questions.
“I sure will do that right now and tell you as soon as
I send the mail to Him,” I shouted back loud and clear.
Running to my room, I tore a paper from my note book
and sat down to write to God to answer all my questions-
I asked about the clouds and asked about the baby birds
that chirped from the brown nest in the old gum tree.
I looked out of the window to see if there was anything else
that I should ask God as I still had a lot of space in my paper,
I saw old Eli limping around the garden pouring water for all
the plants that had flowered and the ones that did not have any.
I remembered asking Eli why he had to pour water for the plants
that had no flowers, for I was afraid of the thorns that were on them.
“Wait and see what beautiful flowers God will grow on these,” he
When the roses bloomed in spring, I got my answer for that question.
I sat on the steps and waited for the mailman to watch him take my mail.
“Send my letter right away please, it is very urgent,” I said to him”
He looked at it and smiled and it was the only piece of mail that day.
He put it in his pocket and said, “This is special mail I’ll take care of it.”
I hung around the front yard the next day, for the mail man to get my reply
“Letter for you little one,” he smiled as he pulled out my piece of mail-
I ran to him and thanked him for bringing my beautiful envelope from God!
I opened the letter carefully and read it to him and he was very happy.
I am a grandmother now, but I still have that letter on my desk, as of old.
When my grand-kids come to visit and ask me for a story I often told-
the story of the letter to God, but they are smart and advice me wisely,
“Grandma, you can talk to God in prayer, you do not have to send a letter.”
Now I do not use the snail-mail to send my mail to God but I store them in
my laptop and when troubles come and I get worried, I read them again,
For there in the pages, I read the burdens that I had and how He answered me.
I then sing, “He is only a prayer away,” and cast all my cares on my Heavenly Father.
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