Hangin' on my Heart

Proverbs 3:3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

In my house there are precious things that hang on the wall:
  • the painting my husband commissioned one Christmas of Venice to remind me of our honeymoon
  • the hand blown glass lamp from Murano
  • the montage of each of my children at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months
Visitors to our home see these items and immediately recognize their value.

The frame hanging just to the left of my bedroom dresser looks ordinary by comparison.  It is a simple black design and home to my most valuable wall hanging.  Its' value can not be measured in money because its' worth lies in the words written there.

This ordinary black frame houses the letter my husband wrote me describing our first kiss.  His tender words claim his devotion to me and his belief in God's work in bringing us together.  When I read it my heart is transported back to that first kiss - a touch so overwhelming yet satisfying it felt like heaven and home combined.

Today I am reading Psalm 29.  David describe the glory and might of the Lord.  His value can not be measured in material wealth.  Any earthly comparison pales when contrasted with His glory.

Yet when David finishes his Psalm, he summarizes all God is by the way He gives strength and peace to His people.  To think that the Creator of the universe cares so deeply for me is both overwhelming and satisfying.

The simplest of things remind me of God's faithfulness - children who giggle, a husband who caresses, eyes that peak during dinner prayers, teenagers who stand up for what is right and lips that transport me to a first kiss.

Jesus, thank you for these reminders of Your tender care for me.  Every time I read Your love letter, I remember just how much You care.  Today I will frame these symbols of Your love in my mind and hang them on the wall of my heart.  


  1. Beautiful, just beautiful. Love so tenderly put, I almost feel like I'm peeking into a private conversation. I love that He woos us with his nature and compassion. Thank you for expressing the truths of this passage so well!

  2. Awwww, Beck, you are too sweet. Don't you love how intimate and real walking with Christ can be?


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