I gave away one of my most prized possessions yesterday to a young lady named Sonja – my Faith ring. This ring has rarely left my finger since purchasing it nearly two years ago. It’s a simple silver band with the inscription “Faith.” The ring is a symbol of my personal faith to cling to for my son’s health. At the age of 19, a cancerous tumor was removed from his colon. Through a series of events surrounding his life the year before and after his diagnosis/surgery, the word “faith” continued to surface – a sweater, a tattoo, a puppy, and finally this ring. Somehow this ring was the capstone for solidifying my faith for this situation. If fear or worry tried to overcome me, I could look at the ring and realize the concern is now with God. Life continues – mine and his – and we are to live this day and every day without fear, one day at a time.
I have passed the ring on to Sonja as a symbol for her – faith for her situation – one day at a time. As for me, I had purchased two rings; and now the reason seems clear. I removed the second ring from my jewelry box this morning, slipped it on my finger, and realized that each time I glance at the ring there is an extension of my faith – faith for my son and faith for Sonja.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love …”
Brenda Dunagan says
Wow! What a compelling and inspirational story.
Ray Brewer says
May we all share our faith as freely!
God is amazing … connecting one to another through love and faith < Blessings Indeed
Patty Laramore says
Thank you for the selfless act of passing on your precious ring to Sonja. I am blessed by the assurance your paths crossed at this particular intersection by His appointment. A wonderful post…here’s to the joy of starting! Congratulations and may the adventure exceed your every expectation…
Beautiful – and inspires me to think on if or how I give my faith away…?
I too, have a son whose medical-crisis journey brings me to my faith-knees. So hard. And yet no where else do I more clearly see the Hand of God than in his life.
Always hanging on to hope – Teri Miller
Kent Julian says
Thanks for sharing. My faith was strengthened today!
Cindy Fairris says
It’s so awesome how God guides our steps so we’ll be in the right place at the right time to help someone else. Thanks for a great article!
Holly A. West says
Excellent- a great reminder that faith can soar above anything else- when God is included. This story holds inspiration, and with that- it gives life to the heart and aligns the soul- a restoration. Her story serves as a reminder to seek the wonderments that God has to offer and to trust in Him at every cross road, thank you again for this brief, but profound summary.