Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Giveaway#2

Christmas Commission
I did 12 of these on 5x5 Block
sealed with acrylic
I love the way they turned out.

Merry Christmas!My heart is so full sometimes I think it might burst wide open. We have a small tree on our island in the kitchen with a bowl beside it with 25 tiny ornaments. Each child put a tag on 5 of the ornaments. On each tag they put an attribute of God. Every morning we put a ball on the tree and focus on whatever attribute they wrote down. At dinner time we spend a few minutes talking about that particular attribute of God. I have tried a lot of ideas around holidays, but this one has been amazing and we will continue this one for a long time!
Anyway, this morning KK picked an ornament from the bowl and put it on the tree. The tag read "He is the Lamb." I must admit I fought a huge lump in my throat and had to hold back from having "teaching moment" right then! ( If your school morning is anything like ours you know time is limited.. the main reason we discuss the ornaments at night at the dinner table) Anyway the thought of Jesus being the Lamb puts tears in my eyes and indescribable joy in my heart. It is overwhelming to think about God sending His only son into the world so that He might die for me. Why would He do such a thing you might ask? Plain and simple...Because He loves me and He loves you. John 3:16. So many of us have memorized that scripture and, we can say it backwards and forwards. My challenge to you and to me today is to look at that scripture with fresh eyes. That we would fall completely in love with the Lamb that was slain. No one else could have died in His place. He is the only one worthy. And He died because He loves you and wants you to spend eternity with Him. He is the Lamb!

For God so loved the world that He gave His only son.
That whosoever believes in Him, should not die but
have everlasting life.
John 3:16
Giveaway tomorrow! Don't forget to leave a comment!
love love love Ruthie

1 comment:

  1. Love this Ruthie , I am always at a loss for words when I think about what Jesus did for me. Love the idea about putting attributes of God on ornaments. I will pass that along. I do have ornaments ready to pass out next week. Great little paintings. :-D