Monday, December 30, 2013

Crafters of Faith - Blessings

This post to my blog is one that both brings me joy but also saddens my heart.  It's the 30th which means that it's time for the "Crafters of Faith" to share our projects based on the theme chosen by the hostess of the month.  It brings joy because, while I've only been part of this group for a short time, I have come to love these ladies.  But it saddens my heart because this is the last month for Crafters of Faith.  I'll miss this group so much!!!

For December our hostess is Kelly!  Here is the challenge that Kelly gave to us:

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,
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.

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.

For your December card, create a card of your choice in color and design with the theme: Sprinkle an abundance of Blessings!

The Lord has certainly blessed me in my life!!!  More than the material things I have, He has blessed me with friends and family.  He has been there for me every step of the way even when I wasn't living my life the way that I should.  I'm blessed.  I'm not wealthy by an means.  But He has provided for our every need.  And He suffered and died so that I could be forgiven and have eternal life.  There's a song we sing at church (even sang it last night) and it puts into words how I feel:
My God is Awesome
He can move mountains
Keeps me in the valley
Hides me from the rain
My God is Awesome
Heals me when I'm broken
Strength where I've been weakend
Forever He will reign
My God is Awesome
Savior of the whole world
Giver of salvation
By His stripes I am healed
My God is Awesome
Today I am forgiven
His Grace is why I'm living
Praise His Holy Name
He is Awesome and I'm so thankful for all He has done...and all He hasn't done.  Yes, even the prayers that I've prayed that didn't get the answers I wanted...but the right answer in His perfect plan.
For my card I used a Bugaboo image that I love - Beautiful Blocks - Faith.
To all my Craters of Faith sisters - It's been a pleasure spending the last couple months with you and you will continue to be in my prayers!!!
God bless you today as we finish our last couple days of 2013 and head into 2014.  Thank you for stopping by and spending a few moments with me.


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Zella, this card is absolutely beautiful! Such a reassuring quote and perfect image! I've enjoyed being in the Crafters of Faith blog group with you!

MiamiKel said...

OH Zella, your card is as refreshing as you are, my dear! What a bright burst of beauty in both color and meaning :) Your presence in the COF group has been a blessing and it will be fun to see you in our other groups, too!
Blessings and here's to a wonderful 2014!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the sentiment you used- and your write up is magnificent! Blessings to you and off to a wonderful 20141

Darlene said...

Zella, what a lovely and fitting card for our challenge!

Your thoughts shared with your posting are very special, too. Thank you for sharing them and the song!

I hope that our paths cross on other threads on SCS. I will continue to visit your blog, because I love your work!

Peace in 2014.