The scripture verse this week was picked by Grace. She had a wonderful choice again this time. It is taken from the book of John chapter 4 verses 10, 13, and 14. Be sure to read her wonderful reflection on the main page - worth the read!
"10Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink?' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." 13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; 14but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."The challenge this week was to make a card that uses water either in image or in the verse. I chose to use the image of the birds drinking the water. It is the living water of Jesus that allows us to have hope. I chose the words Hope is Faith because it is something that I believe and have experienced this week. Hope is so important. Those who are ill have to have the hope and faith that God will either make them well or give them the strength that they need to endure. For those with broken relationships have to hope and have faith that God will help heal that relationship. I personally have been hoping and praying for something like that for a long time and I did have the faith in God that the day would come when that hope would become reality. This week the first step was taken to begin to heal that relationship. I think that if we do have hope, especially with the tough stuff, we stop working and praying for a better result, in essence, we give up. I do not believe that God ever wants us to give up - he wants us to have faith.
This was a fun card to make - I love the image and have used it before. All the details for the card are below.
Keep the hope and faith alive dear friends - until next time!
Stamps: Spring has Sprung and Hope is Faith - GinaK Designs
Paper: SU Sahara Sand
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