At church on Sunday, my friend Kim's daughter pushed a lovely little gift bag into my hands. As my friend walked up she told me, "Happy belated birthday." Actually, Kim didn't forget my birthday in February, but she is one of those friends who has a generous and thoughtful heart. We each have four children and haven't had a moment to hang out together in way too long. I just love her.
When I opened the bag I saw the most beautiful silver bracelet. "Read what it says." She told me. There inscribed on the sides were the words to Proverbs 31:10"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is above rubies."
I was thrilled. "Oh wow...this is so perfect Kim! I'll wear this at the conference next week." I excitedly said while putting it on my wrist. "What conference?" She asked. I looked up,"I thought I told you that I am going to the Proverbs 31 She Speaks conference in North Carolina next week." "No, you didn't tell me." She said, wanting to know more...and of course I just had to give her the 4-1-1.
Isn't God so good that He would put on my friends heart to give me a bracelet with a verse from Proverbs 31 on it? Just another reminder of His love for me, a gentle little kiss from Father to daughter before I board my plane tomorrow. Not to mention that He accessorizes quite nicely too.
So, if you are at the conference this week please come up and say hello. I will be the forty year old woman without the southern accent, sucking in her stomach and more than likely lost...but sporting the most adorable silver bracelet ever!