The Greatest Message

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On March 27, 1989, I read this letter for the first time.  My mother had left it in an envelope next to my Easter basket.  That day, I read it quickly and tossed it to the side.  Four years later, my mother passed away.  

A few weeks before I left for college, my heart was heavy.  I was missing her and wished that she was still here.  I was sad because major events in my life became reminders that she was gone.  As I looked through some old boxes, I came across this letter. 

Her words brought me so much comfort that I framed the letter and placed it on my nightstand.  Throughout the years, this letter has taken on different meanings at different times in my life.  Her words are as relevant today, as they were in 1989.

On that day, my mother gave me one of the greatest messages that a parent can give a child.  She gave me the message of Jesus Christ.  She showed me the path to salvation.  

Now that I have children of my own, I have passed on the same message.  This beautiful Easter morning, as my children went downstairs to find their baskets, I had them read this letter.  Like I did years ago, they quickly read it and began looking in their baskets.

However, one day, her words will resonate in their hearts.  And they too will realize that this is the greatest message….

Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter (as you continue living abundantly)!!!!!!

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