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Friday, 11 December 2015

Advent - Day 13

Hello Friends,

Diane Marra did the Advent devotional today at His Kingdom Come. She quotes Philippians 4:4, where Paul says:
"Rejoice in the Lord Always. Again I say, rejoice!"

Last night I watched the Disney movie "Inside Out". (Spoiler Alert) In it, Joy learns to value Sadness and they both learn that there is greater, deeper beauty when they work together.
Some people may think that Paul's admonition to "rejoice always" was cruel and unfeeling. How can you tell me to rejoice? You don't know what I've been through. You don't know what I've lost. But there is a miracle that happens deep inside of a person when she lifts her sorrows to the King in recognition of His Goodness and His Love, even in the midst of her grief. It is a mystery that no mind can understand. Its beauty must be experienced. Like in the movie, Joy & Sadness, mingled together, bring forth a deep wellspring of beauty in a life surrendered to Christ.
Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Link-ups:
Word Art Wednesday - ATG (anything goes)
Crafting by Designs - ATG
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas (anything but a card)
Creative Moments - ATG
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Mod Squad Challenge - All That Glitters

6 comments:

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 213th FF AG challenge! Advent Blessings, Carole

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely project, thanks for sharing with Crafting for All Seasons!

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Lovely project, it is very creative. thanks for join us at Creative moments challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time, hugs beatriz DT

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful project and the inspiration behind it. Thanks for joining the Crafty Addicts challenge.

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely project, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
Lynn, ID Creative Team Member