My wonderful stampin' Sister Diane, picked a fabulous verse for our contemplation this week. IIsaiah 40:26— “Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.”
This last fall, on Wednesday nights, we did a series on creation at church. We watched a video series and the pastor on the series talked about how big our galaxy really is and the universe contains uncountable galaxies. The scripture that jumped out at me during that study was that no matter how big the universe is, God held up his hand to measure it. Those are pretty big hands. Big enough to place, my family, my troubles, my hopes, my desires... my life into!!
Isaiah 40:12 "Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? ..."
Diane's challenge was: Create a card that depicts any element of heaven—angels, music, clouds, sun, stars, blue, glitter, bling, etc.
Our wonderful sponsor this week Market Street has such wonderful stamps. I just fell in love with this camping set. I made the stars on my card using the little hearts and circles that are in the set.
The inspiration for my card was the song "Gratitude" by Nicole Nordeman. The song basically asks God for his provision and like how I often do starts by telling God how we want him to do it, but then it switches to saying "Or maybe not, not today, Maybe you'll provide in other ways. And if that's the case. I'll give thanks to you with Gratitude."
The part that has always hit me in this song is where she sings about asking God to "keep us safe beneath our sturdy roofs this time." Then she goes on to say what is on my card.
Usually when I want to add sentiments to my cards that are not stamps, I use my printer, but because I wanted it to look like night, I decided to hand-write the sentiment. .
This is the song "Gratitude" by Nicole Nordeman. I hope it touches your heart like it does mine.