“Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3-4 (NKJV)
“And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:16 (NKJV)
My beautiful Hannah,
Today marks your 22nd birthday. What a blessing you have been to us and to those who call you friend. Every day, we thank the LORD for your presence in our lives and your love for, and service to, the King of Kings. You have worked diligently to submit your heart, committing your ways to the LORD, in order that your life would honor and please Him.
Our hearts are full of gratitude for “the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit” which God continues to develop in you. May His favor rest upon you this year as you walk in His truth and set your hands to the work He has so graciously given you.
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