My friend, Cindy, recently found out her beloved uncle has terminal cancer. She began writing verses on 3 X 5 cards as she came across them while reading her Bible. She then asked me if she could commission me to make a box to put them in give to her uncle, asking that I title the box "Words of Comfort".
I felt so daunted by the task..to create something for a man, for one thing. And for one with a serious illness.
Blessedly I found a box (I forgot to take a 'before' pic of the top). It was a plain box, but looked about the right size to fit 3X5 cards in.
When I opened it, this was inside!
And it fit the cards perfectly! But I was so overwhelmed by the project. I put it off at least a week, and then would begin working on it only to walk away several times. I kept plugging along, all the while praying for this man I've never met, so fearful he'd think this box would be so hokey. And in the light of his situation I just didn't want to add any more awkwardness to his ordeal. Even when I finished it I felt sick to my stomach. I didn't like it. It just wasn't good enough. I called Cindy to let her know it was finished, but not to get her hopes up...that I wouldn't be offended if she didn't want it.
She rushed over right away and when she saw it, a big smile broke out over her face.."I LOVE IT!!" she exclaimed. "It is perfect for him!" I was astonished. She asked me how much she owed me for it..I gave her a number and she added $5 more to it.
I was so relieved that Cindy liked it. And I pray this box of scriptures will bring her uncle comfort, hope, and peace in knowing there's another life to come after this one.