I cannot tell you the day the change began.
I cannot even tell you when I first noticed it,
but what I can tell you is, that when I did notice it
it, just for a moment, took my breath away.
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I received this 3 piece bracelet as a gift from my mother-in-law
not long after we were given Amelia's diagnosis.
I wear it most every day along side my broken watch.
Time and wear has begun to show,
as you can see for yourself,
on just two of the bracelets.
Though you can now see the wear on the phrases
"Through times of strife"
"The Lord will carry you,"
still shines as though it were
If I needed an additional cause to be touched by this gift
(which I didn't) ;)
I have found it over time,
in this gentle reminder
that Jesus love and grace
remains unshaken & untarnished
even on a simple piece of jewelry.
His perfect gift of salvation
through his son Jesus Christ
and endures longer,
than all the treasures of this world.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”