Monday, December 27, 2010

My Favorite Christmas Gift (Other Than The Obvious One, Of Course!)

So, I have to share with you my favorite Christmas gift this year. Check it out.

It's a Bible! And it's PINK AND BROWN! And it looks like a clutch purse, complete with a handle! LOVE.

Seriously, I love it so much. Rich did well. Of course, I did actually find it while shopping and practically beg him to buy it for me, but he did! Yay! Isn't it just wonderful how God humors us with these things? I mean if I were to design a Bible for myself it would look just like this. I think He loves to bless us with little pleasures like this.

Now on a more serious note, aside from the aesthetic appeal of this item, we all know it is truly the INTERIOR that counts. It has become more and more evident to me over the last year or so, just how VALUABLE and NECESSARY the interior of this precious package is.

Consider the handle on this Bible with me. I could literally carry it around all the time. What a parallel for life. I have been learning not to underestimate the importance of (more figuratively) carrying around His truth with me wherever I go.

It's what is necessary for me to have PEACE despite DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES.

It's what is necessary for me to have JOY amidst SADNESS.

It's what is necessary for me to replace NEGATIVE thoughts with POSITIVE ones.

It's what is necessary for me to KNOW TRUTH instead of believing LIES.

It's what is necessary for me to WAIT and TRUST even when things don't make ANY SENSE to me.

The list could go on, but those are the ones I have been dealing with the most lately and honestly I wouldn't trade this little pink and brown bible for anything. You could change the color and the size, and take off the handle (although I would still prefer you didn't...ha!) and it wouldn't matter, because as the saying goes, it is truly what is on the INSIDE that counts!


Rich said...

Awesome Darling! I have seen your growth and know that the words you share are true.

MarytheKay said...

LOVE the Bible! And, such good words to hear, be reminded. Thanks! :-)