Today, I went to go collect my mom from the hospital. Again. When we got home, I had to wait to pull into the driveway because the mail lady was getting something out of the back of the van, and it would have been rude to just run her down. She pulled a large red object out, and I came thisclose to peeing my pants. My friend Christina is AMAZING. Seriously. I honestly don't know how I lived before I had her in my life. She made me the most perfect gift!
Obviously, she put a lot of effort into it. It's super meaningful yet very simple and extremely effective. The ball really is a ball of joy. It's COVERED in scriptures! I want everyone else to be blessed, so here they are:
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds" Psalm 147:3
"You turned my wailing into dancing, You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy that my heart may sing to You and not be silent. O Lord my God I will give thanks forever." Psalm 30:11-12
"He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy." Job 8:21
"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and joy in His dwelling place." I Chronicles 16:27
"Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning." Psalm 30:5
"Let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your Name may rejoice in You." Psalm 5:11
"You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is a fullness of joy..." Psalm 16:11
"He restores my soul; He leads me to the paths of righteousness for His name's sake." Psalm 23:3
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. At His tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy..." Psalm 27:6
Seriously, Christina. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH. The timing was perfect, you are such a wonderful friend, and I am so blessed by you! Love you!