In a drawer next to my side of the bed is a binder stuffed with special cards that I've received over the years. I don't keep them because of the pretty covers, but because of the words inside.
There are messages from various seasons of my life from loved ones. Every once in a while I like to pull the binder out to read and remember what was going on during that time.
Most of all, I think about the person who mailed the card and the heart that produced the words that touched mine. Some came during celebrations and others during times when, whether the sender knew it or not, I needed a lifeline. Our words hold the ability to do amazing things for others.
Encourage. Comfort. Support.
Each card is a reminder that I am seen and loved. Treasures aren't meant to be hidden or hoarded. My collection of word treasures pushes me to use my own God given-ability and responsibility to use words for the good of others. Pray and ask God to lay someone on your heart who might need your words today. Sometimes we can clearly see needs but, more often than not, most of what makes a person is below the surface. We may not know, but God does. Trust His leading with the name that He gives you. Send a text or message, but also consider going one step further by sending a card the old-fashioned way.
Who knows, you might contribute to someone else's reserve of valued messages.
Most importantly, you'll remind someone else that they are loved.
Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Take the lead in honoring one another. Romans 12:10