Sermon Illustrations

The Farley Post Office building in New York City has these words inscribed on it: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” That motto was actually used in ancient times to describe the Persian couriers in 500BC. The Persians had a vast postal system that stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to India—a distance of over 1600 miles. They built relay stations every 14 miles for the swift transfer of men and horses. The couriers who carried the messages were so speedy that they could travel the distance in a week.

Now, our modern day couriers—the letter carriers of the Postal Service—are still making their appointed rounds despite snow, rain, heat, or other elements. They are determined to see that you get your mail. They want you to be able to say, “I’ve got mail.”

But the Postal Service is not the only one who is concerned about getting a message to you. God sought to get a message to you as well.