July 1st – Saturday

For the Lord will be your confidence. – Proverbs 3:26

Today in 1963 the U.S. Postal Service established the Zone Improvement Plan code, or ZIP code. The coding system was developed to make geographical areas easier to locate, which increased the efficiency of sorting and delivering mail. Before the ZIP Code was adopted, a widespread advertising campaign took place, and the public responded positively. Mail users began to include the assigned five-digit code following their street address—the first three digits identifying region and the last two digits identifying specific post office or “zone” of the addressee. This utilized the current electronic reading and sorting equipment. In 1983, the postal service added a hyphen and an additional four digits to its coding system, that identify a specific group of streets and area segments. As you reflect on these improvements to the postal delivery system, ask the Lord to lead you into stronger receptivity to His word and His voice today!

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as he heads the U.S. Postal Service.
  • For members of Congress as they authorize and allot funding for federal departments and agencies.

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