Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Blessings: Isaiah 1:18

My goodness what a busy week! I think that these few weeks out of the year are quite busy for many of us. Holiday get-togethers, shopping, cooking, making Christmas cards AND sending them. It is time once again for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

Today Rebekka is the challenge hostess and the scripture she chose is Isaiah 1:18.
Come now, let let us set things right, says the Lord: though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool".
"Come now, let us set things right" - I love that! God forgives - no matter what we do, or fail to do, it can be set right - through the healing love of our Father. I am happy today - well, truth be told I am usually happy. But I have lived in darkness, a darkness of my own doing. When I thought that I had made too many mistakes to ever be forgiven of all of them and that I really did  not deserve to be happy. That was then and this is now. I am happy! And I have my relationship with God to thank for that and my acceptance of the fact that I have been forgiven and I have been washed white as snow and I have every right to be happy. I was able to set things right - with His help.

Be sure to stop by my SSIC design sisters to see what they have to share this week:

Grace Nywening: Th-INK-ing of You
Lisa Hjulberg: The Craft's Meow
Patti J Gilliam: Cherish Each Precious Day
Peggysue Turner: Roses By My Window
Rebekka Reed: Diamond in the Rough
Randi Barret: A New Creation (On break)

Thanks for the visit.

Stamps: Ornaments and Snowflake Background by ODBD
Paper: GinaK Pure Luxury white and SU Real red
Other: Ornaments and tag Nestability - some red ribbon and a red brad

Other Challenges:


Olga said...

How gorgeous!!~!~!

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! Oh I LOVE how you used your new stamp!!! The softness is just incredible and perfect for this challenge! Your words are so appreciated! We all lived in darkness until we met The Light of the world and accepted His forgiveness and how amazing that forgiveness is...So glad we have found that source of JOY!!! Have a great week my sweet sister!

Becky said...

Good morning Miesje! This is stunning, I love this ornament and though I am on a tight budget in the Winter I may have to get this. :). Wonderful insight on today's verse. Where would we be without Christ! hugs :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty Meisje!! I just love the ornament the white embossing and your elegant layout!! I enjoyed reading your insight on the verse. Have a great week!

Peggysuez said...

This is beautiful with the white embossed on red, so classy! Lovely take on the verse too, it is indeed comforting! Have a blessed week, praying for you!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - this is just gorgeous! I am slow to get here but so glad I have made it! I love the white embossing - very stunning! Miesje - your words today are so true and so inspiring! Thank you for sharing you heart - it always touches mine! God bless you Sistah! {{{hugs}}}

Basslady said...

stunning card! it really caught my eye at once!

love the ornament!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo