Caravan Sonnet: Sympathy Card

5/28/14

Sympathy Card

One of my favorite verses from the psalms states: "God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." (Psalm 147:three) This psalm has been so incredibly special to me throughout the years and especially through some extremely difficult days and nights. 

Last month a friend of my sisters lost his father and my sister asked me to make a sympathy card. I wanted something that would be simple yet comforting and something that would bring a touch of hope to this most difficult situation. 
I wrote out the words "with sympathy" in black pen but did not make them "pretty" looking as I don't think that grief is ever pretty. Its completely messy and in the midst of that I love that the Lord heals our pain.
This verse talks about "binding up" the wounds of those who are brokenhearted. I love this truth and took twine to wrap around the card to illustrate it.
The card was for a guy so I didn't want it to be girly in the least but still wanted to add some stitching. Using vintage white thread I roughly hand- stitched the two patterns together. 
Praying the truth of these words would comfort all who are brokenhearted. Gentle hugs friends!

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