Even with my Spam filter on, I get emails from strangers making promises.
Two restaurants (a free piece of pie from one, a free second entree from the other)
Four scrapbooking companies (they each boast massive sales)
Three book sellers (I'm admittedly a sucker for them)
An animal rescue place
Two TV-network shopping compaines (I bought one thing years ago. They are like pit bulls)
Three contests I've "already won"
Two offshore wills (people I never knew listed me as sole beneficiary!)
Two catalog companies extravagant price reductions
Four cosmetic companies with wrinkle-erasing wonder products that will turn me into a raving beauty. (I'm already good at raving, but the unwrinkled beauty is impossible)
A dating service promises the love of my life. (Then who is this man I've been married to for 32 years???)
I stepped out onto the porch and gathered the mail. Aside from the plethora of flyers from local stores, there are gobs of slick, glossy, colored election brochures. (Yes, all of these are from today's delivery. I pity our mail carrier!) If I vote for the measure or proposition, I'm supposedly a Good Person. If I vote for a certain candidate (and please, also donate to their campaign) I'm a Good Citizen. After all, they are dedicated to eradicating corruption, creating jobs, stopping speeding bullets, leaping buildings in a single bound, and serve us all by whipping up world peace. (Wait. I think it's supposed to be leaping over speeding bullets, stopping buildings with their teeth, and whipping up whirrled peas.)Tomorrow, there will be a whole new crop of promises. I don't believe them. Then again, you all remember how I feel about pea-a-thons......
I open my Bible. Jesus promises eternal life, but worldly strife. It takes faith to buy into this. Sometimes, faith comes very easily.
It takes foolery and/or money to go along with most of the Emails and snailmails that came. Emails get deleted. Politicians and their fliers are thrown aside and forgotten. Still, the Word of God endures.
Imagine Jesus were to send an email or brochure. "I AM the way, the truth, and the light...." at least that's what mine would say. What would He send to your house?