Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Years Passed

Maybe that should read “years past.” This bracelet was made in 2009 for the girls in our Sunday School class. I wrote about it in a blog back then, quoting from the card we made that went with their bracelet:

Today each is given
a bracelet of symbols,
To be worn as a reminder
of several truths:
You are a child of the King,
You may reflect His glory,
as the crystals of His throne,
You may be pure and white,
a pearl of great price
Your price may be far above rubies,
You may be refined as silver.
The choices are yours.

Tuesday I received a message from one of the girls in that particular class.  She had dropped out of church after moving into the High School class, as well as dropping out of school.  I’ve prayed for her, dropped her notes and was blessed when she wrote that she found the bracelet in her jewelry box.

She wanted to know what the beads stood for.  I wrote back and gave her the verse for the ‘far above rubies’:

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. (Proverbs 31:10 KJV)

And, the verses for their being a ‘pearl of great price’:

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. (Matthew 13:45-46 KJV)

David knew the Lord was capable of cleansing sin.  He called upon the Lord after his sins for Bathsheba:

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. (Psalms 51:1-2 KJV)

We err, we regret grieving the Lord and He forgives. We wish that didn’t happen often – we try hard for it not to – and we are ever so grateful for His lovingkindness.  Just as David was:

Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. (Psalms 17:7 KJV)  

Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. (Psalms 63:3 KJV)

I pray she understands that, without ceasing. The choice remains hers.

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