Thursday, June 10, 2010

Outward Adornment

As I was getting ready for work the other day, I decided to wear my cross necklace. A friend bought it for me for my birthday a couple of years ago. Peyton wore a cross. I think about him even more when I wear mine.

As I was putting it on, I wondered if my Christianity was big enough to support the symbol around my neck. I’ve been working long hours and so has everyone else around the office. It can get tense quick and I’ve been guilty of letting my humanity show too much. I said, “Yes Lord, I will wear it and I will act like You are with me (because He is).”

I got to my office very early. I hadn’t been there 30 minutes when someone comes into my office. I’m thinking “great! what do they want ALREADY?!?!?” They start telling me all kinds of stuff that I don’t want to deal with at the moment; I have my own stuff to take care of. I can feel the bad attitude rising up. Then they stop and say, “That sure is a pretty necklace you are wearing.”

I smiled, listened to the person, handled it and had a very good day ALL DAY.

Thank you Lord for using anything and everything to show me You are with me. I am More than a Conqueror.

Becky Jackson is a Christian Mother who began blogging to journal the grief journey of herself and her husband since their sixteen-year-old son Peyton went to Heaven on January 12, 2008. As you can imagine alot of her posts are about grief, but they still have fun and she writes about that too on her blog More Than Conquerors.


  1. Becky, thanks for posting to remind us we may leave God, but he never leaves us. Have a special week.

  2. I often feel the same way! It's nice to know that he's always there with us in everything we do!!! Great post. Thanks for the positive energy this morning. :)