Welcome to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog. We're SO glad you're here, and that you've chosen to play along with us. We always enjoy your visits, making new friends, and seeing the amazing art you link to our gallery. It's nothing short of a BLESSING, and we're so grateful for each of you. We also hope that the free word art digital scripture file will be a blessing to you in your art (you aren't required to use it); and that you simply know it's always there for your free download if you're interested. Keep on creating those amazing cards and projects. We love seeing your creativity. Please enjoy this brief devotional regarding our focus scripture, and don't forget to check out our AWESOME new sponsor for this challenge, the amazing My Scrap Cabin on Etsy. Oh my heart! This sweet Etsy Shop has the sweetest Seam Binding.
The beautiful word art for this challenge was created using the verse Psalm 33:18 which says, "Behold the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy". This verse made me think about just how deeply we all, as humans, love our children. When they're first born, we want to hold them all the time, and we protect/shelter them as they grow. There will be times in their lives when we have to learn to "let them go" a bit as they start to find their way in this world. When they become adults, we ultimately have to let go even more and trust that we've raised them well enough to help them survive in this world successfully. As parents, however, we never totally "take our eyes off of" our children. Do we? It's simply in our nature to watch over them (often from afar) and to always want the very best for them. Well, that's what this verse is saying about our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ. The eye of Almighty God, the Creator of everything, Savior of man is forever upon those that fear Him. We've talked before about this word "fear"; and it basically means to fully acknowledge God for WHO HE IS and to be aware of, and to respect, His omnipotent power and His holiness. For those who do "fear" Him, the Bible tells us in this verse that He will always keep His eye upon us. It goes on to say that this gives us the joy of HOPE in His mercy (meaning His sacrifice for us on the cross of Calvary where He gave His life in atonement for our sins and provided a way for us to spend eternity with Him in Heaven). We have this HOPE when we "fear" Him, live for Him, and acknowledge Him as God, our Savior. Sadly, some of us have lost our Mothers; but we will never forget their love or how they watched over us for all those years. God will never take His eye off of us. Once we are His, we are His child forever; and we will never be alone. Is the eye of the LORD, Jesus Christ upon you? You can know for sure that you're going to Heaven when you die. You can know for sure that the eye of the LORD God Almighty is upon you always. Call on Jesus, God in human flesh, and ask Him to save you. Ask Him to forgive your sins and cleanse you, and tell Him you simply want to follow and trust Him with your life and your eternity. We're always here to answer any questions you might have. God LOVES YOU so very much, and wants to keep His eye on you always. He's watching, He's waiting, and He hopes to hear from you (and me) today.