The Forever Stamp

February 19, 2010 | 17 comments

I peel back one-inch-tall liberty bells and stick them in the corners of envelopes.

And I remember the postmaster’s words when he first told me about these stamps called Forever.

“Forever means forever,” he said.

We buy Forever Stamps at one price and can use them, … well, forever — no matter how the U.S. Postal Service adjusts prices in the future. The stamps are never outdated. They’ll never require additional payment. Forever is forever is forever.

So I press adhesive Forever stamps into the corners of thank-you notes this morning, and I whisper thanks to the one who stamped me like this: Forever.

Yes, Lord, “Forever means Forever.”

May your weekend be filled with reminders of God’s first-class love — His Love called Forever.

The price was paid, in full. We’ll never be required to pay more. His love does not grow old or become outdated or require our “payment.” We have been Grace-Stamped, first-class.

It was not cheap, this Forever love. But for us? It is freely given.

by | February 19, 2010 | 17 comments


  1. Andrea

    AMEN..I love this analogy!
    Hugs, andrea

  2. jasonS

    Great post- thanks Jennifer!

  3. Rose

    Wow, Jennifer, great analogy!

  4. David@Red Letter Believers

    Dear Jen@GDWJ…
    You probably didnt know this, but I work PR for the Post Office. So, first of all, "thanks for free advertisement. But most of all, thank you for your heart and your insight.

    Neither Stamps — nor Diamonds — are forever. But we know who is.

  5. lynnrush

    AMEN! Love the Forever Stamp!

  6. RCUBEs

    And just like those bells, His freedom rings TRUE….FOREVER! Glory to God! Blessings to you sister.

  7. Missy

    What a simple, but powerful post. I love how you always bring things together.

  8. Beth.. One Blessed Nana

    Oh, praise You Jesus! You are our forever stamp. You have stamped us and sealed us with your precious Holy Spirit! What an awesome truth of your Word.

    Thank you Jennifer. I have been blessed and uplifted today!


  9. S. Etole

    I will remember His promise with every stamp from this point on … thank you

  10. Beth E.

    "Forever means forever"…beautiful! Like S. Etole, I will never look at another Forever stamp the same way!

    P.S. Hope your hubby has gotten all the snow plowed…WOW.

  11. Lyla Lindquist

    Wouldn't you know it, these forever stamps, the ones that never require additional payment (what an observation you make), would bear the image of liberty. Freedom.


  12. hope42day

    Every time I use this stamp I will think of this post. Thank you for the reminder…

  13. hope42day

    Every time I use this stamp I will think of this post. Thank you for the reminder…

  14. Charity Singleton

    I love your writer eyes, those windows to the soul that look at stamps and see God's love. Thanks for this.

  15. Jennifer

    Such a great analogy. The cracked bell kinda reminds me of us–broken by sin; yet, God still uses us rather than tossing us aside for an unbroken model.

  16. Coffee With Marty

    I loved this! But I love how God talks to you even while you are addressing envelopes. He's amazing that way, isn't he?

  17. Carey

    Not only great posts, Jennifer, but beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.


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