Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Scripture Challenge - Fear Not

"Fear not"...Aren't those comforting words? Especially when they come to us from GOD!! In Isaiah 41:10 He says..."So do not fear, for I am with you..." Seriously, if God is telling us we have nothing to fear, perhaps we should give that idea some consideration. When I was a child I actually feared less than I have feared as an adult. I accepted the Lord at a very young age. I put my complete trust in Him right from the start. Yes, I did close my closet doors every night and I still do! lol However, it was never from a fear that He was not in complete control and keeping a safe watch over me! Oh, but the fears did start to creep in a little bit when I became a mother! There were so many dangers out there for my girls! There is a danger in giving in to those fears that we "feel". Now my girls are both out in the big wide world on their own and making their own decisions. You know what? God is still in complete control and keeping a safe watch over me...and them too! :o)

For my page, I actually used the Scripture verse very literally. The black page is the night, of course, and it's filled with these bright sparkly stars. You can't be scared of the dark when it's so bright! lol The arrows don't really show up that great in the picture but there's some wonderful symbolism involved there as well. As the verse states, we are not to fear..."the arrow that flies by day" I wanted to also include the arrows. As I was cutting them out of the silver foil paper I was thinking about how it resembled a mirror. It came to me that these arrows are all "smoke and mirrors"...they have absolutely no power over us because God has told us not to fear them! Cool, huh? :o)

Making Memories Slice Design Cards: Wedding, Fa La La,
Vintage Findings;
Recollections Cardstock: Yellow, Black;
Grafix Metallic Foil Board: Silver;
Fiskars Corner Punch: Cellestial;
Micron Pigma Pen: Black;
Unknown glitter & bling


Teen Queen said...

Nice lo the star is cute. I like the symbolism. It was uplifting to read your post. tfs

Patter Cross said...

Oh, yes, the fears we have for our children. This has made me cry because I have those terrible fears, and He doesn't want me to fear for them! Thank you for that great reminder! And such a beautiful page! May you have a blessed week ahead!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely way of telling your perspective on this scripture. Love this page. It is cool how you incorporate your daily life and experiences in your scripture pages.