I'm entering this card in the weekly Word Art Wednesday card challenge.
The suggested Bible verse for the challenge is from Isaiah 54:13:
"And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord;
and great shall be the peace of thy children." (KJV)
Each Wednesday when the Bible verse is posted for the weekly challenge, I look up the verse in the Bible and read it along with the entire chapter from which the verse is taken.
The book of Isaiah is one of my favorites because of all the prophesies about Jesus. Not only is his birth foretold in Isaiah (9:6) but also his death (chapter 53).
Chapter 54 tells us of the Lord's grace, mercy and sovereignty in the lives of his chosen people. Verse 17 states,
"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.".
What a privilege to be called a servant of the Lord. Another blessing is knowing that my standing before God is not based on my righteousness (I would be condemned!) but on the righteousness of Christ. As Romans 8:1 states, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
When we are taught of the Lord, as mentioned in verse 13, then we can have peace knowing that Christ became the perfect sacrifice for sin and that, as a Christian, I am no longer under the wrath and condemnation of God. Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift.....the gift of salvation through Christ Jesus.
Supplies used for card making: butterfly "specimen" (Graphic45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection), small butterflies (Graphic 45 Botanicabella collection), black/cream check background paper (Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess collection) and red background paper (Webster's Pages Perfect Motifs 6x6 collection). The bottom of the card was embossed using the Stampin' Up Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.