Friday, February 19, 2016


You shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, as stones of memorial for the sons of Israel, and Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord on his two shoulders for a memorial. Exodus 28:12 (NASB)

 As far back as I can remember, my grandmother proudly wore a silver charm bracelet. The happy tinkling sound could be heard throughout the house as she went about her day.

She lovingly called it her grandmother's bracelet. Encircled evenly around it, in order of birth were boy and girl profile heads. Each held an engraving with the name and birth dates of me, my sister, my brother and my cousins. The last to be added among the shining links holding us all together, was my brother, the youngest of the family.

My grandmother was very proud of all the grandchildren represented on her bracelet.
Often times, I noticed her gently fingering each head as she sat quietly. She was praying individually for each one of us as she slowly rotated the chain around her wrist. The charms served as a visible reminder of the children she held dear to her heart.
In Exodus, God gave precise instructions for Aaron's ephod to be made using stones inscribed with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. Attached to the front of his shoulder piece—up front for everyone to see, they were visible reminders that God held them dear.

When we are dedicated to serving the Lord, our daily presence in this world will be a precious  reminder of God's love for all mankind, as others see Jesus written all over our lives.

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that when others view my life all they see is You.  Amen.

©2016 Bonnie Mae Evans

1 comment:

Evelyn R. said...

Dear Bonnie, people who look at you DO indeed see the love of God in your face. You are a sweet, soft-spoken Christian lady that, knowing you, people love. You walked into my life and became my "soul-sister" because of God's love. Thank you for being my friend. You are a terrific writer. I know that God blesses your work for Him in your devotionals. Keep writing for God's glory. God bless you. Evelyn