Sermon Illustrations

There was one a Poet called Elizabeth Barrett a childhood accident had caused her to lead a life of invalid, she married Robert Browning in 1846…… In her youth Elizabeth had been watched over by her tyrannical father and so when she and Robert were married, their wedding was held in secret because of her father’s disapproval. After the wedding the Brownings sailed for Italy , where they lived the rest of their lives . But even though her parents had disowned her, Elizabeth never gave up on the relationship. Almost weekly she would write letters but not once did they reply.

After 10 years, she received a large box in the mail. Inside, Elizabeth found all her letters not one had been opened! Today those letters are among the most beautiful in classical English literature. Source

Had her parents only read a few of them, their relationship with Elizabeth might have been restored. Those letters were shown to be agents of her love towards her parents, yet they failed to open them and here what was on the heart of their daughter who wished for reconciliation and there lies the tragedy.

Friends God has sent a letter of reconciliation to each one of us Jesu the agent of love, a letter signed sealed and delivered at the cross of Calvary. Can I ask you today have you received Him, have you experienced the love of the Father through His Son …..

This isn’t any Junk mail you are receiving this morning – this is the most important t letter you will ever receive, this if from the heart of the Father to a son a Father to a daughter, In and through Jesus Christ you can be reconciled to God.