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The Blessing Box

For the word of God is alive and powerful.  Hebrews 4:12 NLT

the blessing boxThe blessing box sat near the edge of my former co-worker’s desk.

The artsy box, filled with colorful strips of paper, captured my attention one day as I entered her office. “What’s this?” I asked.

“It’s a Blessing Box with Scripture verses,” she replied. “My sister-in-law made it. Pick one!”

While I can’t remember the verse I picked that day, I remember how timely and inspirational it was. One brief verse on a folded piece of paper filled my heart so much that my co-worker had her sister-in-law make one for me. Before long, I was blessed with a beautiful Blessing Box, compliments of someone who had taken the time to type, cut, and fold many verses.

At home, I randomly selected verses from my new treasured box. When making lunch for my husband, I added a couple of verses to his lunch bag. On the day I missed adding them, he noticed.

One year, while visiting our son in his former college town, the Blessing Box traveled with us. I wanted our family to experience a Blessing Box moment together. After introducing it to my son and a friend at our hotel, we each picked a verse and read it to each other. My son’s friend was so moved that I passed the Blessing Box to her.

Back at work, I told my co-worker that the Blessing Box had gained another fan and now had a new owner. As a Christmas gift that year, my co-worker replaced the Blessing Box I had gifted and included another one for my son’s friend.

Today, I think my former co-worker would be pleased to know that I still enjoy this treasure as much as I did when I spotted hers in her office.

Currently, my Blessing Box sits on my kitchen island with a crystal water pitcher beside it. When passing by it, I pick a verse, unfold it, read it, pray it, and then drop it into the elegant pitcher. I’ve invited my family to do the same. I hope we’ll get to the bottom of the box and fill the pitcher while hydrating our hearts and minds with these tasty sips of God’s Word.

What are some ways you can bless others with God’s Word?

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Penny Powell

Born and raised in Bermuda, Penny Powell resides in Fleming Island, Florida. Inspired by writing poetic prayers and exploring embodied movement as ways to creatively connect with God, Penny teaches a Christ-centered class - “Stretch, Strengthen & Relax" - in her community and is a freelance writer. She can be contacted at PennyAPowell@yahoo.com.