These are hard times for us. We find ourselves judged and judging. We have turned away from each other and from God. Jesus as the Son of Man knew our hearts. Christ as the Son of God knows our salvation. This little bracelet reads from its two ends as you work your way back to the middle: The red beads on either side represent sin and temptation which began with the red apple from Eden’s Tree of Knowledge. Embracing sin and temptation are two brown beads that are us - humanity - God’s wayward children. Next to us, the two green beads represent the wounded Kingdom of the Earth - our home. But the two white beads represent the Holy Spirit desperately desiring to indwell within us and beckoning us to return to God and each other. The blue Kingdom of the Heavens and our Father, God - purple for His divinity - eagerly wait for us. Jesus Christ, the Cross in the middle, issues his Great Commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22: 36-39
Your Neighbor's Story is a leather-wrap bracelet that tells the story of God's love for us. It works for women, men and older children. Each is handmade and is signed by its maker. Each comes with a beautiful card that tells the story of the beads.
Designed by Loree!