Sunday, January 7, 2018

Crafters of Faith Jan. 2018

Starting my second year with the Crafter's of Faith challenge group, and I am looking forward to all the blessings waiting for us in 2018. Barb is hosting the first challenge and using the scripture:

Scripture1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
challenge The challenge is to make a card or another creation that describes how "we" love one another--through friendship, trying times, music, holidays, etc. 

I used a stamp from Unity that I think shows fellowship and diversity. We are the body of Christ and the priesthood of all believers, and Jesus' greatest commandment to us was to love one another. We must be a united body of love if we want to teach anyone about our Saviour and King. We are all different, have differing opinions, and offer different talents, but God sees not the differences between us, but our common ground of His love for us, and to carry that love all over the world. 

Some of my favorite songs were old folk songs of the 60's that made us question many things in our lives, and it seems like even though we made  huge strides in some areas, hate is still a part of this fallen world. The answers lie in our hearts, that very special place reserved within that makes us incomplete without knowing and showing His great love to all. 

Dear Lord, You sent your one and only Son to redeem us and to prove your great love for us. I can think of nothing that displays love any greater than this. Help me embrace every opportunity given to me this year to express that love in all the ways I can, in all the places I am,  at whatever time it is to all the people I can. I can only make the difference that I can make, but I do have to put forth the effort, and I know you will magnify my efforts. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 


CardsbyJo said...


perfect card for this challenge.I love how the different colors represent all of God's children. I appreciate your pray too, as I am trying to make sure I treat everyone with love, kindness, and respect.
Thank you for your beautiful example.


Holstein said...

Beautiful card, Liz. Very moving prayer. Thanks for your powerful words. Hugs