Thursday, December 12, 2013
I Have News!
[caption id="attachment_2121" align="alignleft" width="300"] Oh Come Let Us Adore Him
I am so glad you stopped by! Be honest...when you saw the title of my blog you could hardly wait to open it and see what the "big news" was. I know! When my children come home from school or my husband gets home from work, we always talk about their day while we are piddling in the kitchen or fixing dinner or whatever. However, if they come through the door and say, "I have news!" we stop what we are doing and give them our undivided attention with great anticipation. I would even add to that, if they're coming through the back door excited about "news," it's usually great news. Rarely is anyone excited to announce a poor test grade or a speeding ticket. I love when my family comes home with news, because it usually brings big smiles and great conversation, two of my favorite things.
[caption id="attachment_2122" align="alignleft" width="224"] I made an envelope by cutting brown card stock and stiching it up the sides. I stamped my blog on the front, and made tags with paint cards.[/caption]
I created this piece of art this Christmas thinking about the greatest news ever spoken. You have probably heard it a million times. This time listen with your heart. "And in the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields, and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. And the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for today I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people' for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.' " Luke 2:8-11
If you were sitting with me at my kitchen table right now, I would love to talk about that very night. I would love to imagine what it must have
[caption id="attachment_2123" align="alignleft" width="224"] I tied it all up with brown packaging paper, jute, and bakers twine. Finally ready to ship.[/caption]
been like to be in that exact field and to be completely surrounded by God's glory, and to be the one chosen to hear the "great news." What a night! I've got news! Today is not a lot different than that night. I'm obviously not shepherd, but I am surrounded by God's glory everyday. His news is for all people. It is for anyone who believes that He is the Son of God who was born that day in Bethlehem in order to save us from our sins. He is the Savior. He is your Savior. Open your heart to hear His voice. Love love love Ruthie