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You've Got Mail!

A familiar phrase is an invitation to hear God speak

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
June 9, 2006

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You've Got Mail!
You've Got Mail!_Greg Asimakoupoulos-A familiar phrase is an invitation to hear God speakMy laptop spoke to me today
as I clicked AOL.
A voice that I have come to love
responded "You've got mail!"

Before my eyes a list appeared
derived from cyberspace.
And as I opened what was sent,
I witnessed God's sweet grace.

One e-mail came from my dear dad
who's plagued by chronic pain.
He simply said he'd prayed for me
and hoped I'd do the same.

Another came from one I know
who's wife walked out last year.
He told me how he'd found the Lord.
His words were most sincere.

And then a guy I've never met
surprised me with a note.
He said he'd found encouragement
from something that I wrote.

A screen name I had never seen
intrigued me so I clicked.
It was a poem aimed to heal
the hurts of those heartsick.

A widow from our church e-mailed
to say she'd been quite low.
But then she said she'd found a friend
and thought I'd like to know.

Each e-mail felt as if the Lord
was messaging to me.
I was affirmed and filled with faith
as I read prayerfully.

And so when I hear "You've got mail!"
you shouldn't think it odd
that I perk up and sit right down
prepared to hear from God.

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IdaLynn Wenhold from Naperville IL writes:
June 9, 2006
Greg - you're messages in poetic form are always right on the mark. I needed that today. Thank you!

Reatha Clark from Pittsburg, CA writes:
June 10, 2006
Pastor Greg, You never cease to amaze us with your poems and how well they fit into our daily lives. Email has become a very big part of our life to stay in touch with family and friends near by and across the country. Sharing and caring and praying for each other. PTL!

Thanks for being you and using the gifts God has given you.

Alma Dender from Perth, Western Australia writes:
June 10, 2006
Like so many others I receive dozens of emails daily form people and agenices both known and unknown to me. Many days I open the inbox thinking about the ones I don't want to read from sites that I would never access which have managed through clever manipulation of computerdom to get through the filters. And just when you feel overwhlemed by the amount and content, a pearl of great price will get through, from a friend, from someone who appreciated your eforts, an invitation to fellowship, or maybe just a joke which makes you laugh heartily and long, and fill you with a sense of connectdeness to someone who sees you as more than an inbox. At times email can be a burden and an annoyance, but it is one great way to say I care. Thanks Greg for the reminder.

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