Saturday, January 07, 2012

A Sweet Gift

 I'd like to share one of the most thoughtful Christmas gifts I received this year. My darling friend Sharon gave me an amazing Daily Devotional titled, Jesus Calling, written by missionary Sarah Young

For most of my young adult life I used a Daily Devotional, but in recent years, it’s something I’ve strayed from.  Not by choice mind you, I had just gotten out of the habit.  Has that ever happened to you? 

It was only after this first week of devotions that I realized just how much I missed this in my daily life.  And, how much of a difference those precious "one on one" moments with God in the morning can make in my approach to the world and situations.  Sharon's sweet gift was exactly what my spirit needed, and the gentle nudge I needed to get my spiritual walk back on track.

A little side note about the sweetness of Sharon.   If you visited the Shoppe during this past Canton show, then you may have noticed a cast/boot on my foot.  The day after Christmas, 2 days before the Canton show, I broke my foot.  Not an accident, but rather the result of overuse on a stress fracture when I should have been taking it easy. (Take those calcium supplements ladies and listen to your body when it hurts.) 

When Sharon learned of my injury, she immediately sent an email….not just sympathy, but an email asking if there was anything she could do to help….send people to help at the store….that she would work the floor for me, whatever I needed....she was there for me.  Considering her busy work schedule, this meant all the more.  

May we all have friends such as this in our life, they shine like diamonds.  Not just because they are a treasured friend, but because they offer a shining Christian example for our own lives.

Proverbs 27:17 - "Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another."

Do you have a "Sharon" in your life?