All day long today my left hand felt lighter. This morning, I placed my wedding rings in the protective care of my husband — he volunteered to “take one for the team” and drive to the mall as the rings were overdue for their bi-annual inspection and cleaning.
I’ve never had such nice jewelry. Marriage does have its perks! I’ve worn those beautiful rings on my left hand every day for five years, and today just felt odd without them. I missed their weight.
When I got home from work, I learned that the rings had not made it home from the mall. My wedding set is on an extended vacation for two weeks because they need to be rhodium plated to prevent further yellowing. I guess my white gold rings are kind of gold-plated. It’s like a really expensive ring set from the Cracker Jacks box.
After church tonight, I sat down to read through Psalms and came across a passage that reminded me of what true treasure is:
God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold,
with a lifetime guarantee…
God’s Word is better than a diamond,
better than a diamond set between emeralds… (Psalms 19:9-10, MSG)
God’s word is solid gold, girls. Only the enemy gives counterfeit gifts from the Cracker Jacks box.
Something to think about…
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