Chinese: The greatest invitation
A written letter is the most private and personal way a person can send a written message to someone he loves and cares for. It’s not just some coldly calculated list of facts and figures, like a book of law or a business manual. Nor is it like a dry textbook or encyclopaedia, merely relating the facts. It is a way persons who know and esteem one another convey their most intimate feelings to each other.
And so it is with God’s letter to us. The New Testament, and in fact the whole Bible, is a letter of love by God to us. God loves us and He knows each one of us personally, so He has chosen to communicate with us in the form of a written letter … a letter of love.