I am excited to be hosting my very first challenge for Stampin Sisters In Christ.
The challenge is "Birds" easy peasy..The scripture I chose is just one of my many favorites.
Isiah 40:31 "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
In the mist of punishment a message of Hope:
One has to read the full chap to understand what this verse meant to the people of Israel; God had just sent a message that they were going to be put in exile, they would be captured by Babylon and be subjects to them because of their disobedience and He told Isaiah to deliver this message to them, a message of Hope despite the difficulties they would face. God told them of His greatness That He neither faints nor gets weary. The verse begins with 30 saying “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall.” “But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. People who do not believe will stumble and fall but those who wait for LORD will not be weary or faint. This would take patience and faith. We face the same challenges as Israel, our problem today is the same, patience and faith in the mist of difficulties, God still promises peace because HE is with us through this journey on earth and He will see us safely to the other side. But peace and hope is given only to those “WHO WAIT FOR THE LORD” patience is one of the fruits of the Spirit and that must be cultivated in us, and how else except by trials and difficulties. J We see this verse in action in the book of Acts with Peter & John, imprisoned, beaten, they were not complaining or saying “why me God”.. NO They were singing and rejoicing because God thought them worthy to suffer, They actually thought it was a privilege to suffer for Christ. WOW. What a concept. Let me just end with this: as long as we are here we will have trials, some great some small, the question is, how will we face them? Will we trust in ourselves or man or HOPE in the LORD??
Our sponsor for this challenge is Digi Doodle Shop(Judy), the blessed winner of this challenge will receive 10 dollars worth of digi stamps, and Judy has some wonderful images, plus she is having a great sale. This is one of her's I got for this challenge.:)
Stamp: Digi Doodle
colored with copics and used the Martha Steward punch, added crystal effects for the water.
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