Sunday, July 25, 2010

Seeing the Light - Luke 8:16

This was such a fun project! When I first read that making a votive candle holder was an option I thought - no way! So I made a card for my grandson Dylan who will be 3 in October. I know that this is a tad early but I like to make cards that I know will go to a specific person then say a prayer for them while I am making the card. Anyway, I felt guilty for not attempting the votive holder when my fellow Stampin Sisters in Christ sisters were doing it and quite well I might add. So...... I made one too! Thanks for the challenge Peggysue, it was a good one! If you came upon this post from another website be sure to to to Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges.

This week the scripture verse that Peggysue chose is Luke 8:16. 
No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lamp-stand, that those who enter may see the light.
Some time ago we heard a homily (sermon) where the priest asked this question, "If anyone were to walk into your house would they know that you are a Christian?" That made an impact on us and since then (more than 30 years) we have had several symbols of our faith in most rooms of our home. But I think that this verse goes even deeper then just the external symbols such as wearing a cross, or the dove on you car bumper. It is how we live day by day and minute by minute. When you look at me I hope that you see the light of Christ in me whether I am wearing a cross that day or not. I see that light in my (minister) brother who (with his wonderful wife) do missionary work for European Missions Outreach. I see that light in my daughter who is mentally handicapped. That light was visible at Mass tonight in the eyes of a young mother gazing at her little girl. I have to make sure that whatever I do and wherever I go that people will see that light in me.

Have a great week filled with blessings!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love your votive holder and matching card Meisje!! What a fun image and gorgeous design!! Your message is so well written and true. I pray our light does shine as a team in all we do.
hugs and blessings,

Becky said...

OH Miesje this is just adorable!! I just love this image and you colored him so beautifully and love the matching votive how cleaver..

Wonderful message and I pray too that our light shines.

Grace said...

What an adorable set Miesje!!! I'm loving how you used these cute images!!!! Thanks for sharing your heart as well.... I so agree that it's our heart and the light within it that is important! Have a wonderful week! Hugs,

Cindy Coutts said...

You always have such a strong message to share with us and I'm so blessed to be on this team with all of you. You made a lovely card and votive. I feel totally inferior now with what y'all did. God bless and have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Miesje, I love this little guy and my GS would too. How perfect that you made a card with him, too. Great thoughts, today. So glad you are her to stay with is at SSIC.

Clare said...

Miesje, I love your card and votive holder! It's so cute!

peggysue said...

This is just so cute, I squealed when I first saw it your color and paper choices are absolutely perfect! What a great little set! Although I know you're a responsible mama and won't be letting a three year old play with a votive holder!!! Thanks for your thoughts too, they are precious.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - this is jsut adorable - I love your card and your Votive - love the colours! Your words are so true and bring such a strong challenge to us all Miesje Thanks for sharing! {{{hugs}}}