a priceless gift

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this past Christmas, Daughter surprised me with this unique cross.  what makes this gift even more special is knowing that she intentionally thought of me when she saw it at the nutcracker market.  i have collected crosses for years – reminders of His Love and His Sacrifice for me.  what also makes this cross even more special is the way it’s constructed.  Daughter knows how much i like “old stuff” and finding a cross made out of reclaimed wood and antique hardware made it that much more special!

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so when i unwrapped this gift i was so delighted —- in fact, i was so excited i went on (and on!) about how beautifully unique and how much her thoughtfulness meant to me.  to others who were sharing in our Christmas day celebration, this cross was just a unique decorative piece, something else to add to the wall collection.  but to me, this gift was priceless.  it was a gift given to me in love.  a gift in the hands of one who receives it in love  –  –  is priceless.

in 1 Corinthians, the 13th chapter is known as the love chapter. LOVE is the most important characteristic in my life as a Christian.  without LOVE i am out of harmony with HIM and others.  i am not able to glorify Jesus – the One who gave us the greatest model of Love

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like many couples, we read the 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians as part of our wedding ceremony.  for my sweet man and me, this chapter read like a love poem, not only a love poem between us – but as a LOVE poem putting God at the center of our marriage.

LOVE     is patient 
               is kind
               does not envy
               does not boast
               is not proud
               is not rude
               is not self-seeking
               is not easily angered
               keeps no record of wrongs
               does not delight in evil
               rejoices in the truth
               always protects
               always hopes
               always perseveres
               NEVER FAILS

so faith, hope and love abide, these three —- but the greatest of these is love.

and just like the cross Daughter gave me – a gift in the hands of one who receives it in love is pricelessso it is with the Greatest Gift given to each of us.  the gift of Eternal Life.

 

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

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