Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Challenge #44 - Double Prize Week

How many of you have children?  Do you remember that wonderful feeling you had the moment you  first laid eyes on them?  Well, really.....it started long before that, didn't it?  You fell in love with them before they were ever born.  Then, as that child began to grow and depend on you, they began to love you in return because of your unconditional love for them.  That's very much how it is with the love of Jesus Christ.  He has loved us forever.  Since before time began, since before we were born, since.....forever.  Once we have experienced that love, we begin to love Him in return because of His unconditional love for us.  But what's even more wonderful and true is the fact that He loves us even if we don't love Him in return.  The Bible tells us that He created us in His image.  Since God IS love, it is simply in His nature to love us.  The Bible goes on to tell us in Romans 8:39 that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  What a beautiful truth.  He loves us in spite of all our flaws, even when we are "unlovable".  He loves us, and He always will.  1 John 4:12 tells us that "His love is perfected in us".  That's absolutely wonderful news!
 
This love is a wonderful gift, and the news of His love is a treasure.  But we aren't supposed to keep it to ourselves.  If we love God, then we have a responsibility to tell the world of His love.  We encourage each of you to share the Good News with someone this week.  Encourage someone who needs it by inviting them to church, or telling them you will pray for them, or simply letting them know that they are loved by God.  Let's do everything we can to share the love of God with others.  That's our theme this week here at Word Art Wednesday......LOVE.
 
As always, feel free to save this free weekly word/scripture art to your computer. You are welcome to use it in your entry, but not required to do so. As long as you use an encouraging or uplifting sentiment on your project, that is fine. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5). The more, the merrier. We just hope that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you each week. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".
This week's prizes are:

Our Primary Sponsor
Shabby Cottage Studio
Check out all the gorgeous shabby vintage
images in this lovely shop.

And our Secondary Sponsor:
Check out the adorable images at
A BIG thank-you and some extra prayers
go out to Jennifer from Jelly Park

And......

The lucky random winner of last week's Challenge #43 is:
Entry #19 - Mynnette Kitchen
She has won a gift certificate to:
The ADORBALE Fred-She-Said
 
Congratulations, Mynnette!
And a special word of THANKS to all of our wonderful sponsors,
and may God bless you for your generous support.
Here is this week's beautiful scripture/word art. We hope it will be a blessing to you:
 

Here is a little inspiration from our Design Team:
Gemiel Matthews
Using an image from our
Secondary Sponsor, Jelly Park
 


(Please Pray for Paula - We miss her lovely art)



 

Karen Conner
Using an image from our
Secondary Sponsor, Jelly Park
 
 

Using an image from our
Secondary Sponsor, Jelly Park
 


12 comments:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

On Saturday our community will hold a Lord's Day celebration and we will invite a family to join us. Yes His love is a treasure and we really should share it! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti


Jellypark said...

Just love the cards you have made with our Jellypark images - beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more, so pleased to be asked to sponsor you this week :o)

Mynnette said...

Oh my gosh, thanks so much!!! I'm so excited--I ADORE Fred, She Said!!! Will work on a project for this week's challenge ASAP! :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The Victory belongs to the Lord!

Tracey Sabella said...

What a wonderful verse and thanks for the fabulous inspiration by the DT!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Marjolaine said...

Can't wait to use this one, I just love it! Plus it's another excuse to use hearts on my page!

Mynnette said...

Thanks for the challenge and for choosing me as last week's winner! I hope that I can make something with my winnings soon! :) Thanks for the gorgeous DT inspiration! :)

maryr917 said...

such an inspirational read for me this morning-thanks for sharing your thoughts
the dt samples are beautiful as well

NickelNook said...

Such beautiful work from everyone! I haven't been by for a while so thought I'd participate this week!...Nancy :o)

cotnob said...

Thank you for the fab DT inspiration and great challenge.
Pauline
x

Marlou McAlees said...

Beautiful Scripture and inspiration from the design team :)
Thanks for sharing and inviting me along to join in ♥ blessings ♥

Dorothy S said...

Thank you for the challenge and inspiration.