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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Advent - Day 5

Hello Friends,

Dear Hummie wrote the inspiring devotional for the His Kingdom Come Advent celebration today. She spoke of how a bride-to-be goes through months a preparation and joyful anticipation of her wedding day. And then how the groom waits eagerly for those doors to swing open and to see his incomparable bride on the arm of her father. It is the Father of Lights himself who will lead the Bride of Christ up the aisle to her groom - the Most Holy One - Yeshua, Jesus.

 Revelation 22:17 says: The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes, take the water of life without cost.

This is not an arranged marriage. We who are the Bride of Christ know him to whom we are betrothed. We have tasted his goodness. We have had shy glimpses of his beauty through the mysterious veil that separates this earthly life from our true life in heaven. These momentarily glimpses, these tiny tastes of eternity, are what make our hearts cry out, "Even so, Lord Jesus, come!"
I came across these little red maple leafs today when I was looking for something else. They are paper die cuts and I don't remember from where they came. On an impulse, I started laying them on and around my bride. I am Canadian, so it seemed to me that my art had become a prayer on behalf of the Bride of Christ. I went with it because... sometimes... you just should. :)
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you are enjoying my Advent posts. Some of you have left such wonderful comments, I wish I could reach out and hug you. Thank you. You don't know how much your kind words have blessed me.

Blessing hugs,

Word Art Wednesday - ATG (anything goes)
Crafting by Designs - December ATG
Crafty Gals Corner - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Double-click Skittles - Christmas or Blue & White
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas
Inspiration Destination - always ATG
The Crafty Addicts - ATG/celebration


DebR said...

Beautiful post Teresa. I love your bride! So beautiful....

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments, good luck!!! Amy DT

Terri Burson said...

You tell a very lovely story. Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful post, enjoy the time. Hugs, Valerie

JackieP Neal said...

Beautiful pages and beautiful post Teresa!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!

Georgiana said...

Thank you for joining our “Christmas” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
DoubleClick Skittles DT

Kim Heggins said...

Just amazing!
Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

Skittles DT

Rae Ann said...

Love the background you created and the bright pops of red.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

Gale said...

Awesome card Teresa. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts in our "Anything Goes/Celebration Challenge" and we hope you will join us again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for entering out challenge at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
Lynn, ID Creative Team Member

Hummie B said...

This makes me smile!

Jo Ann said...

Surely wonderful creations. Thanks a lot for joining last week's Challenge and would love to see you again this week at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with an encouragement found in Psalm 125:2 which tells us, "As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore." Have a great day!

Hugs always,

Angela Hoynes said...

Your bride is beautiful. Is "Holy One" your writing? It is lovely.