This winter one of my favorite Christmas gifts came from my sister-in-law. She took the time to peruse my Pintrest boards, found a print of a verse I love and recreated it on a great big canvas.
I wish I could fully and adequately explain to you how much the gift meant - for so many reasons, but for one in particular.
The verse is Psalm 46:5. It's the verse that played over and over in my head the week of my dad's stroke (read about it here and here).
Yes, the verse is technically about a city, but to recite that verse to myself was to have Jesus whisper in my ear.
I am within you. I will help you day after day after day. You will not fall.
They were words I so desperately needed to hear in some of my darkest days - that even when I was at my weakest, He was my strength. Even with I felt I was falling to pieces, He was holding me together.
They are words I still need to hear often. And now thanks to the thoughtfulness and kindness of a sweet family member, they are words I see every day.