Psalm 113:2 (KJV) "Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore." During this celebratory time of year, we rejoice at the miracle of the birth of the son of God! One of my very favorite Christmas songs is Holy Night, heads bowed before the Redeemer. The literal translation of the first verse is:
Midnight, Christians, it is the solemn hour,With that, I ask you to create a card based on the blessing we receive from knowing how much was given for us! May we all be aware of the beautiful blessings we have and bestow to others.
When God as man descended unto us
To erase the stain of original sin
And to end the wrath of His Father.
The entire world thrills with hope
On this night that gives it a Savior.
For your December card, create a card of your choice in color and design with the theme: Sprinkle an abundance of Blessings!
Stamp: "Chickadees on Pine", Sentiment: "Tree-Mendous" by Technique Tuesday
Cardstock: SU Cranberry Crisp & Brilliant Blue
Background Stamp: "Snowflake Sky" by Brother Sister Design Studio (2001), embossed with Stardust Embossing Powder by Stampendous
Colored with Prismacolor and Derwent pencils
Embellishments: Stickles for snow & frost on branches, ribbon from local craft store, corner punch by EK Success
Here's a closer look at the image, showing some of the glittery pine branches.
Chickadees are one of my favorite wild birds. While other breeds are jockeying for position at the feeders, and arguing over who gets to eat & when, these little guys swoop in and out, eating their fill, ignoring all the silly bickering of the others!
I am reminded of Matthew 6:25:
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink...2013 has been a rough year for me, and for many friends and family members as well. Through it all, it helped me to remember just how much was NOT going wrong in my life!
Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?"
Kelly: I count knowing you as a blessing. Thank you for starting our group and keeping it alive! Because of you & your efforts I have enlarged my circle of online friends and that is also a blessing to me.
This is a fitting close to our monthly challenges - encouraging us to remember our blessings and how abundantly God loves us. Peace to all of you in 2014!