What is in your Bible?  A faded dry flower?  A note?  A special picture?

Recently at Bible study, Dori gently removed an envelope from her Bible and said, “I think I finally have the courage to read this card to you.  I received this card seven years ago when my husband died, and its words have been a treasure to me all these years.  When a day is rough to get through, I take the card out and read its words again.”  Then as tears formed in her eyes, she asked another woman to read the message of the card.

When someone is suffering, we often think of sending a note or a card, but then life gets busy, we procrastinate and then it is too late.

Never underestimate the value of sending a note, card or letter to someone who is grieving.

When Elsie’s son committed suicide, she saved all the notes, letters and cards which she and her husband received and put them into an album.  Elsie said, “Those notes and letters continue to bring comfort, strength, love and energy each time I read them.”

Who needs a note, card or letter from you?  Your note just might become a keepsake in someone’s Bible.

Need help writing a condolence note?  Check out the 3 Rs of Writing a Condolence Note.


Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.


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