Saturday 15 December 2012

Give unto the Lord

Hello Friends! With all the holiday festivities going on, I am compelled to share this.  I know many of you celebrate the holiday as Jesus' Birthday.  I personally don't partake in the holiday because of the mixture of paganism with the truth of Christ Jesus.  But, for those of you who don't share my personal conviction I want to challenge you to contemplate this.  Christ is no longer the babe in the manger, He is the Risen Lord sitting at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven.
I have been told so many times that it's just celebrating Jesus' birthday, but how many people throw a party for you and put out pictures and remembrances of you as an infant?  They celebrate you for who you are now.  So as you go about your festivities, remember to look up to the Saviour who has already lived, died on the cross, been buried and has risen again having overcome death and sin and hell.  All he asks is that you believe upon His name and he'll forgive you of all your sin and give you a place in his heaven.
May we give glory to the Lord, remembering that yes he was born of a virgin according to the prophecy of old, and is now the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven.

For my card, I've used some wonderful word art by Karen from Papercraft Memories and layered it over some wonderful papers by K & Company. I've added a touch of lace and some scattered pearls.

I'm sharing this over at Word Art Wednesday.


Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the Psalm and the design of the is stunning!! Have a great evening :)

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Tracy said...

Thanks Jennifer. I really like how you brought out about celebrating who you are now on your birthday. Hadn't thought of that in that way. No, He's no longer a babe in the manger, but the risen Savior on high. Thanks for the lovely thought and for sharing your beautiful card. :-)