May 06 – Return of an Old Letter

A yellowed letter, written by Violet Collier on November 15, 1919 in the town of Vulcan Alberta, has turned up 94 years later in Australia. Tim Lacey bought an ancient trunk in Balaklava, Australia a few years ago, found the letter, and decided to return it to the writer’s family. The writer’s grandson, Dave Collier, now 70, surprised by the tone of the letter said that the negative comments revealed a very different side to his grandmother. So often uncomplimentary records of past show up, and especially now, in this technological age. But even when skeletons come out of our closets, we can seek God’s forgiveness for past transgressions. The Psalmist wrote, "For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. ”And the prophet Micah, reflected that God, "will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea." What a promise!

Pastor Alex Rockwell