This is, as we all know, a very busy season at the Post Office. Having been married to a postman, I know first-hand that Christmas vacations were … non-existent! Nobody got them … plan your trips for some other time of the year. For those who might have asked, the answer was … no. The mail must go through, especially the Christmas mail!
Here we are, lighting our second Advent candle, and we are asking for a special delivery this season…the most special.
Oh send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me, let them bring me to thy holy hill and to thy dwelling!
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise thee with the lyre, O God, my God.
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God. ( Psalms 43:3-6 )
Do we think our God will be less faithful than the United States Postal Service?
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” That, as you know, is the postal workers’ creed, and I believe they live up to it magnificently, talk show monologues notwithstanding. Shall the light and the truth of God fail to reach us, fail to arrive at our address? Light and truth are just what we need! Shall the Lord slip up, get distracted, take a day off, that we and those for whom we pray shall not arrive at His holy hill?
Photograph, public domain, Department of the Navy release
Persian Gulf (Dec. 24, 2004) – Postal Clerks and bravo working party members begin to move a mountain of packages from one of the aircraft elevators to the hangar bay after receiving the last pre-Christmas mail delivery aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) embarked aboard Truman is providing close air support and conducting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions over Iraq. The Truman Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Kristopher Wilson (RELEASED)