Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Grace Greater than Our Sin

The Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week was to make a vintage card to remind us of God's unchanging love for us. I used the VINTAGE hymn GRACE GREATER THAN OUR SIN. This may not be the first song or thought that might come to you when you think of a love song, but what shows love more than a God who loved us while we were still sinners. He loved us so much that he gave his only son for us. I have 4 kids that I love, and I can't imagine "Giving" them for someone who didn't know me or care about me, but that is what God did. Before I knew him, HE LOVED ME. Before I wanted a relationship with him, HE LOVED ME. Before I repented of my sins, HE LOVED ME. HE LOVES ME STILL AND ALWAYS WILL.

Marvelous grace of our loving Lord. Grace that exceed our sin and our guilt! Yonder on Calvary's mount outpoured, there where the blood of the Lamb was spilled.
Sin adn despair like the seawaves cold. Threaten the soul with infinite loss. Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold, points to the refuge the mighty cross.
Dark is the stain that we cannot hide. What can we do to wash it away? Look! There is flowing a crimson tide. Brighter than snow you may be today.
Marvelous infinite matchless grace, freely bestowed on ALL who believe! You that are longing to see His face, will you this moment His grace receive?
Grace, Grace, God's Grace, Grace that will pardon and clease within. Grace, Grace, God's Grace, Grace that is greater than all our sin!

This card was also for the Technique Lovers Challenge at SCS. We were to make faux tiles. I made my faux tiles with the hymn page that I printed on dp. I added lace, pearls, and ribbons for the vintage look. I stitched the panels on to the card. I used the butterfly from Mark's Finest Papers TAKE A PEEK set and the sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers HAPPY PANSIES.
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  1. This will be a fun challenge for you. Thank you for coming by and visiting. You blessed me today.

  2. MariLynn that is one magnificent card, and those words are so true.

  3. "Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you" I'm so glad I did! What a blessing I received immediately when I saw that you're a Christian! It's all about Grace isn't it!!! I always sign my name, Iris, Saved by Grace, because I am!!! Thank you for glorifying God with your website. I'll be visiting you again.

  4. Hi MariLynn! Oh my goodness your card is gorgeous and so vintage! Love the faux tiled effect and that gorgeous butterfly... and I so appreciate the words to this wonderful hymn! I miss the old hymns so much! You blessed me tonight as I read your post! Blessings to you MariLynn! I mailed your blog candy win yesterday Priority mail so hopefully tomorrow you will have Christmas at your house!!! :) Enjoy my friend!!!

  5. Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you! What a lovely card. And a wonderful challenge. Love all your embellishments. Have a wonderful day!