Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Challenge #126 - Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday once again!  It's time for another great new challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and we're SO blessed that you have chosen to join us again.  We have a special THIRD PRIZE this week, so be sure to read the instructions on how to enter that prize.

This week's scripture/word art is 2 Corinthians 5:21.  I will simply share with you how this verse was explained to me, and how I interpreted it.  I hope that my simple explanation of what this verse means to me will be a blessing to you.  "For He (God the Father) hath made him (Jesus Christ) to be sin for us (meaning Jesus took our sin on Himself on the cross), who knew no sin (He was perfect and blameless - this is why He was a worthy sacrifice for our sin; similar to a lamb in the Old Testament being sacrificed for sin - the lamb had to be spotless and with no broken limbs/perfect); that we (those who have accepted Jesus' sacrifice and asked Him to save us from our sins) might be made the righteousness (perfection) of God in him (Jesus)."  So basically, what it's saying is that Jesus took our sin upon Himself so that we could experience God's righteousness.  WOW - how wonderful that God cares about us enough to provide the proper sacrifice for us to experience His righteousness, and be able to spend eternity with Him in Heaven.  What a beautiful and wonderful message from God's Word.  I will tell you, however, that reading other people's interpretations of scripture is always nice, and often helpful, but it's very important that YOU also get into God's Word and experience and interpret it for yourself.  It's like my pastor says, "don't just go to church and listen to the pastor and ASSUME that He is quoting God's Word correctly, and interpreting it correctly.  Examine it for yourself.  Read it for yourself.  Let it bless your life!"  God's Word is filled with rich blessings.  Let it bless your life and draw you closer and closer to Jesus Christ, the ONE WAY God provided for us to get to Heaven.

As always, you are welcome to save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. This includes any type of art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to 5 projects each week. The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire 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".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to these guidelines.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's beautiful scripture/word art file.
We hope that it will be a blessing to you!
Here are this week's AMAZING sponsors:
The amazing and SUPER FUN store we all love,
Loves Rubber Stamps,
is giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate
to pick out the stamps of their choice.  How cool
is that?  Click here to shop Loves Rubber Stamps
AND also....
Visit our store at Etsy
The adorable digi shop, Milk Coffee Stamps
is offering a second lucky winner
five (5) ADORABLE images of their choice!
Click here to shop Milk Coffee Stamps
A third prize!  Leave a comment either here
or on Karen's Blog, letting us know
how you like to use wool felt.  You just may
be the winner of a pile of wool felt!
AND NOW........
Here are our winners:

For our prize from Paper Sweeties
Entry #122 - Grace N. has won the
$10 Gift Certificate to their shop.
Click here to browse Paper Sweeties
For the super adorable Bugaboo Stamps
the second lucky winner of
three (3) lovely images of their choice
is Entry #76 - Niki1
Click here to browse Bugaboo Stamps.

We're grateful for each and every sponsor, and
we pray for God's blessings on their sweet shops!
Here's some inspiration from our Design Team
Linda Carson, Our April Guest Designer
On Family Vacation
Lori Ulrich


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

hullo there - and what another wodnerful word to share again this week as well the inspiring work by the DT!!

... thanks for being a blessing what treasure of great riches there are in this weeks verses too!!

.. and hard for those who do not know the LORD Jesus to fully grasp the great gift Jesus has for all those who truly believe forgiveness of sins ..

.. thank you LORD Jesus for giving Your own life blood for us, for our salvation, how great is this mercy toward us.. Shaz in Oz.x

Gail said...

Thank you for another challenge - congrats to all winners and Kudos to all DT for their creations - I would love to win the wool felt - I would be die-cutting flowers and such using the felt if I am the winner - what a lovely prize - have a blessed day! Gail

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I feel my artwork is the perfect symbolic representation of His sacrifice for us. Blessings!

D- said...

Your cards are beautiful ladies.
Thanks so much for sharing your talents.
congrats to all the winners.
Enjoy your goodies.
Unfortunately I am allergic to wool so I can't use it. {so please exclude me from the drawing. I just wanted to leave a comment.}
Crafty hugs,

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful work DT as always!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the challenge! I really love this blog and all the beautiful projects and inspiration!

Bunny said...

Beautiful projects. Thank you, again, for your challenges and the inspiration you bring to us.

nancyparker55 said...

Beautiful work by the DT! Thanks for another great challenge.

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful projects. If I had wool felt I would love to make some tags and mats with them for my cards and gifts.

DebR said...

Great job by all the DT's.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards by the design team. Thank you for the verse. I made a few cards for the Daydream Designs blog hop so have entered them here, plus another card for another DT.
thank you for this challenge

Granmargaret said...

I am also allergic to wool so can't use wool felt.

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful work DT