Good afternoon Y'all! I hope and pray that where ever you happen to live on God's creation, that it's as beautiful there as it is here, in my neck of the woods, today! It is a little cool, crisp, but it is absolutely beautiful. The sun is shining, some of the early flowers are in full bloom, a lot of trees are blooming. (For me, allergy season!) Every thing is beginning to wake up from the long winter's nap. It is refreshing, I must say. For those of you dealing with snow and the threat of it, hang on, just a little longer, if you can. It will be worth the wait.
Yesterday, I was fortunate to receive a beautiful cut file from the creator of this file. It is absolutely breathtaking to look at! Debbie, at http://paperpulse.blogspot.com/2014/04/sharing-technique-from-patty-used-for.html (she is in my list of blogs that I follow on the right hand side of the screen) has made the most beautiful design, shadow box fashion depicting the Crucifixion of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is generously "giving" this file away to anyone who requests it. You must e-mail her and ask her for it. She has a place on her blog to email her. It is SO very much worth asking for it, let me tell you. She love's the Lord so much that feels she can't and shouldn't charge for it and doesn't want to see others selling it. And I don't blame her one bit.
After she sent me the file yesterday morning, I dl-ed it to my computer and opened it up and looked at in my software and read the instruction file that came with it, and by the way, if you get this file, you MUST read the instructions, or at least you "should" read the instructions. I was really excited about it. I went to my art sanctuary, or the "executive suite" is what my wonderful hubby refers to it as. ggg Anyway, I got it all cut out before lunch. I stopped and fixed lunch, hubby took a nap before going in to work and after he was gone off to work, I got back to my project. I read the instructions again and prayed a little about it and started. It didn't take very long to put it together. I got to the last part, which is the very back piece and this is what I done differently to what Debbie done on hers.
I am gonna put up the pics and then when we get to the last one, I will tell you and it will be almost self-explanatory. I hope you enjoy looking at the pics.
Debbie, I thank you more than you can ever know for such a lovely file. Such a powerful reminder of exactly what Christ done for me and for you and all of humanity on the Cross!!!
My Pastor touched on this a bit this morning in his sermon. Not trying to preach his sermon, but this particular part of his message really spoke to me as something I could share here. Jesus didn't go to the Cross for Himself, there was no reason for Him to go thru it for Himself. He done it for us. For us to be able to be in a right relationship with God, The Father, He went to the Cross! In Mark 8:29 "But what about you?" Jesus asked, "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ, Son of the Living God!!!!." When Peter recognized Him as Christ, in essence, Peter was saying, "You are the Son of God! You are not just a good man; not just another prophet; not just a good teacher; not Elijah; but You, YOU are The Son of God!"
When someone asks you about Jesus, who do you say He is? Think about it. What do you tell others about Jesus? Who do you say Jesus is? That is probably one of the most important questions you'll ever answer. It will determine how you live in this life and it will determine your eternal destiny. I haven't always answered that question like Peter, "You are the Christ". There was a time in my life when Christ was not first place, and it showed. Now, I'm not sayin' I'm perfect. If you are waiting for perfection in me, you will have a long wait. But, what I am sayin', "Christ has covered my imperfections, so much so, that when God looks at me, He sees His Son, Jesus Christ!" Now, when you look at me, if you're looking for imperfections, oh boy, you will definitely see them. But if you are looking at me thru the eyes of God, you'll see Jesus. It all depends on "who you say Jesus is".
I hope and pray that y'all have a great rest of the day! I hope and pray that y'all have enjoyed what you have seen and read here today. If you have, tell a friend.
I hope you come back here real soon to see what else I have been up to. You can't never tell what you will find here. gggg
Hey, Ladybug, Sweet Pea loves you! God loves y'all, and so do I. hugs, Patty