Saturday, March 29, 2014
Let me Rest in the shelter of the Cross!
Today I have a sneak peek for you at some fabulous new stamps and dies coming your way from Our Daily Bread designs on April 1st! For this card, I used a set called The Cross, Flourish Label Borders, and Ornament Cross Dies, as well as Vintage Floral Pattern Dies. Oh.... can you say LOVE??? You will love these sets and gorgeous dies! The Vintage Floral Pattern Die set includes this beautiful white die cut background as well as several labels/sentiment dies. The sentiment above is one of several I submitted to the set, and is also stamped with the Flourish Label Border stamps. The paper is also a new release, and is called Christian Faith Paper Collection. I die cut the cross and matted it on one of the labels from the Vintage Floral Pattern Dies. I popped it up on dimensionals and added 3 sequins as well as a lily.
I know when we use sequins we usually scatter them randomly, but I had a purpose in where I placed them this time. You see, there is a hole in the center of each sequin, and you would either pierce a needle through the hole to sew it on, or you might add a brad to hold it on. This reminded me of the nails that pierced our Savior's hands and feet on that sad day that He was put to death. There was nothing pretty about the cross He died on... and I don't for a minute want to portray that... however, as believers we know that He did not stay on that cross, and He did not stay in the tomb they buried Him in. Three days later, He arose from the dead, conquering death once and for all for all those who would believe and receive Him as their one and only way to be redeemed and forgiven! We can celebrate with joy and beauty this most sacred of seasons, because He lives, and we too can live eternally in a place far better than our human minds could ever conceive of, if we know Him! So I simply ask... do YOU know Him? Are you looking forward to the day you'll meet Him face to face and thank Him for all He has done for you? This is the God of the universe, The Creator of all things, The One who sustains all things we're talking about!!! Does that not blow your minds? That One so great would be willing to die for me so that I could be forgiven of the sin I could never pay for myself... I can hardly conceive it, yet by faith I believe it! So... this is why I submitted this sentiment. Let me REST in the shadow of the cross! Because He died, I am forgiven... because He lives, I too can live! I don't have to strive and worry, nor do I need to fear death... I can REST! Thank you Lord Jesus!
I am entering this in the final ODBD 6th Anniversary Celebration, with the Shining the Light Challenge, to have fun with your ODBD stamps and Dies! I am also entering it in this week's Word Art Wednesday, which is always anything goes with either the free digi given there, or any Scripture or encouraging sentiment!
If you've read this far... thank you! May YOU Rest in the shadow of the cross!