Wednesday, February 27, 2019

He Loves Us

Hello! Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday! This week we're focusing on Ephesians 2:6, "And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." If we read verses 1-3 in this 2nd chapter of Ephesians, we discover that Paul (the author of Ephesians) is talking about what the people had been like when they were living in the world and before the accepted Christ as Savior. Then in verse 4 he writes one of my favorite phrases, "But God..." We were living in wrath and disobedience "But God, who is rich in mercy..." came and showed His love to us and saved us. He changes us from what we were and helps us become more and more like Himself. Yes, the Lord comes to meet us where we are and saves us. But He loves us too much to let us stay there. He saves us and helps us leave those things behind and as we grow in Him we become more and more like Him. He raises us up out of the muck of this world and eventually we will arrive in Heaven to sit together in heavenly places. God's love for us is so great.


I used the Viva La Verve! May (2013) Week 3 Sketch (VLV May 2013) for my card design this week. I like that this sketch has a great panel to showcase the Scripture verse. I added a simple baker's twine bow and some punched butterflies. As a finishing touch, some pearls were used on the butterfly bodies and for the flower centers.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Paper Lane #110 (card base), Georgia Pacific (sentiment panel), Bazzill (navy & yellow)
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (Early Bird 6 x 6)
Stamp: WORDart by Karen (Ephesians 2:6)
Tools/Embellishments: baker's twine (The Twinery), pearls (Gina Marie Designs), butterfly punches (Fiskars)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you and yours are staying healthy this winter. Please visit the Word Art Wednesday blog for more inspiration, to pick up your free digi and to link up your own projects. Please come back soon.

4 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

A really beautiful card, with lovely verse and thoughts.
Faith
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Misty Elam said...

I love everything about this card and your post. The pearls are a wonderful touch. Thanks for sharing this and thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I hope you’ll join us again soon.
Misty

Sierra Winters said...

This is such a pretty card. I love the use of scripture and your gorgeous colors and layout. Praise be to our precious Lord and Savior for the gift of His unfailing love.
Sierra

Annemi said...

Wonderful card. Love the layout of it. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
Ann-Marie
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