Sunday, January 1, 2017

Isaiah 61---Good News for a New Year

This morning's sermon was on Isaiah 61, and it touched me in a special way.  It was on my heart when I sat down to craft this afternoon, so I used the Isaiah 61:3 stamp.  The scripture is below, and I hope it will be a blessing to you.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
  for the display of his splendor.

Verve Scripture Medley One
Memory Box Tilth Floral Die
Quatrefoil Embossing Folder

Linking to:
Sunday Stamps 143 Color Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (A/G)
Word Art Wednesday (Scripture A/G)
4 Crafty Chicks #331 (A/G)



Teresa Kline said...

hello christine! super cool background, fabulously blended colors and I luv the flower! I am so glad you played along with us at
sunday stamps!

blog-paperie blooms

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

Lori said...

Thank you for entering your wonderful card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week - Happy New Year! xoxo

Andie Miller said...

What a delightful card. Thanks for the inspiration today! So glad to have found you through Word Art Wednesday.

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful soft background, and perfect sentiment to go with your scripture! Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautiful, Christine.

Claire Broadwater said...

Christine, I love the gorgeous background you created! The sentiment and flower are lovely! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

Lisa said...

Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!