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Saturday, April 23, 2011

LOC FAF Sent with Love

It is a very special Faith Art Friday for Layers of Color  - it is Good Friday and the Design Team are making a statement of Faith - and we would love you to join us.  Your can click here to see the inspiration that the Designers have shared.


In these times of uncertainty, one certainty we have is the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus - worldwide this is one event we remember and celebrate each year...


I am always deeply moved by the crucifixion of Jesus, the cruel death He suffered for mankind - for you and me.  Without His crucifixion there would be no resurectrion and salvation for mankind - for you and me!  Most people would be familiar with the Scripture in John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:16-17


I am greatly encouraged by the 'whosoever' - it is a broad spectrum of people - you and me!!  One of the scriptures that instantly comes to mind at Easter and gives me great hope and encouragement is when Mary the Mother of Jesus, Mary ( Magdalene) and Salome went to the garden and discovered the stone had been rolled away and when they entered the tomb they saw an angel who told them

And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you'
 Mark 16:6-7

'....and Peter' what hope this brings me - Peter, with all his faults, even denying Jesus in those last hours of his life - imagine how he must have felt when he heard that Jesus has risen from the grave - and then to hear '...and Peter.' what relief and joy must have filled his heart!  Jesus especially wanted him to know - this is heart to heart and speaks to loudly of the Love of God, so personal, so intimate and so amazing!

This Easter I pray that as you substitute Peter's name for yours, your heart will be encouraged as you celebrate the resurrection of the Christ - who came into the world to save it!

HE IS RISEN - HE IS RISEN INDEED!!

This card is for the following Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Easter
C.R.A.F.T. - Flowers
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{{{hugs}}}

22 comments:

  1. A joyful Easter to you my sister in Christ! Celebrating Christ's resurrection! He has risen! He has risen indeed!

    A beautiful and heartfelt post and artwork. What a glory to God!

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  2. Linda this is just so perfect for Easter and such beautiful colours!! Chanelle xxx

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  3. This is soo beautiful Linda.. Have a Happy Easter..Loz

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  4. Hello.
    What a beautiful card. I love the image. Just gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Penny's Challenges. Good Luck.
    Manuela

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  5. This is a stunning card for Easter x

    Thanks for joining us @ For Fun Challenges & good luck x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful card my friend in all it's luscious detail - those hearts in the centre of the flowers are a fabulous detail!!
    May you be richly blessed and refreshed this Easter.
    M

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  7. Pretty Easter card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week...Happy Easter to you too!

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  8. Lovely card and conveys the real meaning of Easter.
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

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  9. A Lovely card, Thank you for joining in with us at TPS this week.
    Kevin xx

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  10. Beautiful- wonderful Easter card and so meaningful!!! Have a Blessed Easter.

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  11. This is the most beautiful card! Love all the little details and textures. How have you made those flowers? They are gorgeous.
    Wishing you a wonderful Easter, filled with blessings.

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  12. Beautiful words of our beautiful Lord, Linda! Thanks for the beautiful card but especially the reminder... and Peter... yes, what a feeling! His grace covers me! Just wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!!!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  13. wow! This is gorgeous! Love your dimension! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Amy

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  14. Stunning work on the cross and the flowers. Really a beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Happy Easter!!! Rejoice:)

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  15. Just Gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Truly Scrumptious
    Hugs Sue x

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  16. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS.......

    Hugs
    Judith

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  17. Gorgeous creation, thanks for playing along with CRAFT, Happy Easter, x carol

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  18. That sentiment is beautiful and your cross and flowers are lovely! Thanks for joining in the Sisterhood of Crafters Easter Eggstravaganza!

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  19. Beautiful card! The design is lovely and I love all the texture and demention! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

    Love Beth xx

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  20. THis is extremely beautiful! I love this alot. THanks so much for playing along on FOr Fun.

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