Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hope - John 4:10, 13, 14

Isn't Sunday a wonderful day of the week? I think it is. Saturdays is when we mow the lawn, do laundry, clean the house, grocery shop and go to the occasional grandchild sporting event. We also always go to Mass on Saturday nights, Jerry cantors and I often to the readings and am a Eucharistic Minister at the Saturday night masses. So on Sunday mornings we relax with the paper and coffee and enjoy the day together. It is time once again for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge. Great way to start a Sunday isn't it? I also look forward to reading everyone reflection.

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
Special Paper: SU designer paper pack
Other: Spellbinder Die Labels Eight, Ribbon from Michaels, Rhinestone Stickers
StampTV: Sketch
Jugs49: Sketch 


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I enjoyed reading your views on the verse and the comfort we have in HIm and this verse. Your card is gorgeous!! I love the image and the soft elegance and design.
Have a blessed week!!

Grace said...

Wow Miesje, I love your card... the papers and colors are so soothing and I appreciated reading your thoughts as well! This has been quite a week for our whole team yet God has been faithful and that spring of living water within us all has been springing up, just as He promised!!! Blessings on your week my friend!

Becky said...

Gorgeous card Miesje, I love the blue stones on this. Wonder insight on the scripture.Faith pleases God..

Patti J said...

Those little birds and gemstones are perfect on this creation!!! Love your beautiful card, and your wonderful words! I hope that your week is full of blessings!

peggysue said...

Miesje thanks for sharing your heart this week, it has been quite a week for a lot of us! And the p lace we have our hope, that is what sustains us. Beautiful card!

Cindy Coutts said...

GORGEOUS! You took some old DP and gave it new life with your rhinestones in the flowers. Beautiful contrast!

Olga said...

You never cease to amaze me, this is gorgeous! I'm also playing catch up on all the blogs I have missed this past week, I love all your cards!!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Gorgeous! Love the sweet image and your pretty rhinestones. Thanks for getting sketchy with JUGS this week :-)

Jennie said...

Lovely creation Miesje and such a precious passage. He certainly never wants us to give up....he teaches us so much through the trials and we need to have the faith to believe it is for our good. Regardless of the situation. Lovely blog post Miesje!

Alicia said...

Love your card! The rhinestones are just the perfect touch to your card! Thanks for playing along with the JUGS sketch this week!

Andrea M said...

Lovely card! Very pretty! Love what you've done with the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - what a gorgeous card - it is so peaceful and serene - so perfect for this week challenge!! Your words are so true Miesje and spoken from experience - you are such a testimony of Faith in God! What a blessing you are! {{{hugs}}}