a beautiful gift by sarah19

a beautiful gift

from a special place and given by a generous friend.
I love the texture and patterns of the wood and it's small enough for a pocket or handbag.
And it reminded me of another friend who, when she was travelling through chemo treatment, had cross stitched a little cross for each of us in our housegroup - that had been a special part of her life before she moved away.

With it was a special note.......A Cross in My Pocket

I carry a cross in my pocket
A simple reminder to me
Of the fact that I am a Christian
No matter where I may be.

This little cross is not magic,
Nor is it a good luck charm
It isn't meant to protect me
From every physical harm.

It's not for identification
For all the world to see
It's simply an understanding
Between my Savior and me.

When I put my hand in my pocket
To bring out a coin or a key
The cross is there to remind me
Of the price He paid for me.

It reminds me, too, to be thankful
For my blessings day by day
And to strive to serve Him better
In all that I do and say.

It's also a daily reminder
Of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my Master
And give themselves to His care.

So, I carry a cross in my pocket
Reminding no one but me
That Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life
If only I'll let Him be.
This is so beautiful!....what a precious gift! : )
May 13th, 2012  
@annbo Yes it is Ann, glad you like it too!
May 13th, 2012  
That is lovely. I would treasure that always.
May 13th, 2012  
What a wonderful treasure!
May 13th, 2012  
Something precious to keep forever - lovely to know you were being thought about by a friend when she was far away.
May 13th, 2012  
Always loved these words. The cross is lovely
May 13th, 2012  
lovely.... I carry a whale bone cross in my purse, and have done for 27 years. My husband found a beached whale when he was down in the Falklands. He was detached there a month after we got married and was away for 5and half months. He carved it for me.
May 13th, 2012  
That is a wonderful gift. The cross is beautiful! I love the words!
May 13th, 2012  
Very beautiful gift. Lovely poem, too.
May 13th, 2012  
Love the sentiment , a lovely gift
May 13th, 2012  
@abimagery Oh that is such a lovely thing to ready especially the fact that he had carved it for you! You are so close by - have you time for a coffee?
May 13th, 2012  
@sarah19 of course Sarah,... always time for coffee.. :o)
May 13th, 2012  
Well Sallie that is a truly wonderful & meaningful verse & something to keep close to us ! I love your hand carved small cross, must have been made with love & hope ! A wonderful gift.
May 13th, 2012  
Ps A fave so I can keep an eye on it !
May 13th, 2012  
@cdonohoue @lornareid @digitalrn @marja @mittens @snowy @happypat
Thank you all and Pat thanks so much for fav!
May 13th, 2012  
This small cross looks lovely but I can see that it has a nice feel to it too. Very special words.
May 13th, 2012  
A fav for me too.
May 13th, 2012  
@louisefrance thanks Louise!
May 13th, 2012  
Nice textures, love the poem.
May 13th, 2012  
A lovely photo with a fascinating mixture of textures - and I like the verses too
May 14th, 2012  
It's beautiful and I like that poem. I need one to remind me to love my (incorrigible) neighbors.
May 14th, 2012  
Beautiful poem and and what a lovely gift. Think I've heard the first verse before but not the whole poem. I carry a carved, flexible wooden fish which I love to feel at the bottom of my purse.
May 14th, 2012  
Great capture. Lovely poem.
May 14th, 2012  
@annesphotos @if1 @tooki @busylady @pamfromcalgary
So lovely that so many people enjoyed this photo and poem! :)
May 14th, 2012  
What a beautiful little cross. The different tones and markings of the wood are gorgeous and it looks like it would feel smooth and comforting in your hand too. very special text.
May 17th, 2012  
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