Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Resurrection and the Life!

I just love this Easter Scripture set from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps. I love every last stamp in the set. It's because of what Christ did for me so many years ago and His victory over sin and death that defines who and what I am today. I am grateful that he died so that I may live!

When I saw this picture in a catalog from John Piper's Desiring God ministry, I knew I would love to use it although I didn't quite know what exactly. But when Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps released their new Easter Scripture set in February, this card was sealed! I distressed the picture which was printed on a nice heavy stock, with sand paper. Stamped and embossed the verse with white EP. Layered it onto black and gray cards. And then adhered that to the inside of a clear acrylic folder with gold flourishes.

Just a close-up of the scripture from John 11:25. Click photo to see the fine print on the picture.

I know Christ died for me. He has saved me from the bondage of sin and death. If I were to die today, I know I'll be with him in paradise! Do you know that he has done the same for you too? If you don't know that and you want to know more about him and how to have relationship with him, email me. I'll be more than thrilled to tell you how you can know him too!

An excerpt from Max Lucado's Traveling Light.

"It was, at once, history’s most beautiful and most horrible moment. Jesus stood in the tribunal of heaven. Sweeping a hand over all creation, he pleaded, “Punish me for their mistakes. See the murderer? Give me his penalty. The adulteress? I’ll take her shame. The bigot, the liar, the thief? Do to me what you would do to them. Treat me as you would a sinner.” And God did.

“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God”

1 Pet. 3:18 (NIV)

The path of righteousness is a narrow, winding trail up a steep hill. At the top of the hill is a cross. At the base of the cross are bags. Countless bags full of innumerable sins. Calvary is the compost pile for guilt. Would you like to leave yours there as well?"

Thanks for reading this far. Until next time, may mojo live happily in your heart, and may passion bloom in your soul. Be well!


suzann said...

Wow, Manna! I love how you turned this catalog picture into a gorgeous work of art. It is stunning and I love the scripture. Your talent continues to wow me!!

Natalie said...

This is lovely Manna. x

suzann said...

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Alex said...

Beautiful Manna!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

Wow Manna! This is so fantastic! What a great way to use the stamp set and the pic!! Amazing! And THANK YOU for sharing your testimony so boldly! That's what it's all about :)!

Korin Sutherland


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