Friday, December 14, 2012

The Christmas Card



A few days ago, I received a beautiful hand-made Christmas Card. The return address on the envelope wasn't one I recognized, nor was the name of the sender.

Inside was a personal inscription wishing me and my family a wonderful Christmas and New Year with a p.s. saying "See ya in January."

I puzzled over who sent this, concentrating on the location and last name of the sender. No luck. So I set it aside.

Later, I lifted it again and looked at the beautiful crochet work. Such a sweet and personal Christmas gift. Suddenly knew who had made it. My daughter's friend, Amanda!

Amanda has been coming to a prayer shawl group once a month at my house. I knew her first name, but I didn't know where she lived or even her last name. I only knew her as a beautiful, funny, sweet, and caring person. The other things didn't matter. I knew her heart.

Until the card arrived, I didn't realize how little I knew about her other than that. This brought to mind, how God knows each of us so well. He knows the number of hairs on our head and He knew us before we were conceived. Where we live, what surnames we have...those aren't really important. What is important is how we live our lives with a loving heart...like Amanda.

Proverbs 27:19 As in water face reflects face, so a man's heart reveals the man.





4 comments:

Sharon A. Lavy said...

What a sweet way she had of remembering you at Christmas time! I'd love to visit your prayer shawl group sometime. Maybe this summer. I drive in the summer. LOL.

Caroline said...

Carol Ann, you have such a beautiful, caring way with your devotions. Have you tho't about writing for Eddie Jones' devotionals?

This is a truly lovely devotion.
Merry Christmas!

Carol Ann said...

Sharon, the group that meets at my house is my daughter, her friend and sometimes her friend's daughter, but we'll be joining our church prayer shawl ministry group beginning in February. We meet the second Saturday of the month at 11:30am. We crochet and knit prayer shawls and other items for our church. We'd love to have you join us. We have a light lunch and take turns bringing it. We usually finish around 1:30p.m. We're thinking of planning a trip to a yarn shop sometime in the spring.

Carol Ann said...

Thank you, Caroline. How very sweet. I appreciate your suggestion, but I prefer to just write my humble devotions for our blog. It feels right. :-)