I've been thinking about new things for a while now because there is a new baby in our family. My niece and her husband had their first baby on 12/14. We have new grandparents, a new aunt, new great grandparents, new tiny clothes, & new items at the grocery to buy (lots of diapers & wipes!!). Danielle has to get used to her 'new' body, & Andrew has a new member of his family he's responsible to take care of. It's all very exciting and overwhelming at the same time. But I want you to know, our family has done some really fine rejoicing over this 'new'!!! The Lord says children are a blessing from Him, so it is good and right to celebrate.
Ok, so go with me here....This makes me think of a person's NEW birth when they accept Jesus as their Savior. The Bible says that the angels in heaven rejoice at this kind of conversion. I mean, can you imagine what that party is like? I believe there is nothing so important to God than when a precious soul has been united with Him for all eternity! Have you heard that song 'Favorite Song of All' by Phillips, Craig, & Dean? Here's a portion of it:
"And He loves to hear the angels as they sing, 'Holy, holy is the Lamb.' Heaven's choirs in harmony lift up praises to the Great I Am. But He lifts His hands for silence when the wicked, saved by grace, begin to sing. And a million angels listen as the newborn soul sings, 'I have been redeemed!'"
Oh, the glory and praise we give to our Lord when we realize the gift of His grace & mercy in giving new life. So, Friends, the challenge for this week is to make a card or project celebrating a new baby or a new Christian's conversion.
Sure hope you add your project to our challenge this week at SSCC. Hugs, Laurie
Image-Sew Many Cards digi image
Copics-E31, E33, E35, YG00, YG0000, B21, B24, B26
Effects-On inside of CB folder, use ink pad to apply ink. This transfers when you run the folder thru the CB, making the embossing pop.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #20
Happy 1st Lord's Day of 2010! Do you have your resolutions in place? Are you ready to get started? My dh, dd, & I will be having our family meeting this evening to take a look at what the Lord did in 2009 and to discuss our 2010 hopes and goals. As I was thinking about a challenge for the first week of the new year, the word 'new' was foremost in my mind. The verse that kept coming to me was 2 Corinthians 2:17: "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"