Thursday, 18 November 2010

Scripture Challenge - Assurance

What comes  to your mind when you hear the word "ASSURANCE"? What immediately comes to my mind is the wonderful old hymn written by Fanny Crosby called "Blessed Assurance"! I've been singing it ever since Patter gave us our latest Scripture word! I love that hymn! It also brings special memories of my Dad to mind,  as all hymns do, and as I've shared previously with all of you. This was a song he sang often! I'd like to share the first verse of the song with you here. I just couldn't find room for it on my six inch page! It goes like this:

Blessed assurance Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long;
This is my story, this my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long!

Well...this is my story! I have assurance that Jesus is mine. He has been since the day I accepted Him as my Saviour when I was very young. He has never let me down and He never will! 
He is always there for me!  
He promised...He is faithful...Guess what?
This can be your story too! :o)

Papers: Basic Grey - basics white 6X6 paper pad,
Stamp: Inkadinkadoo,
Fiskars Border Punch: Threading Water,
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Marcasite Opaque,
Ribbon: Offray,
Crocheted Flower: The Nickel Nook,
Decorative Pin: The Nickel Nook


Mary said...

Amen! I love that hymn too, it's one of my favorites. I love your page and I especially love the reminder, "in full assurance of faith". Thanks Nancy!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Nancy! That flourish stamp makes a perfect frame!

Anonymous said...

Love your "swirly" bits. The flourishes make me think of being happy and playful. Great page showcasing your crochet flower and the beautiful pin you made :-) Love the iridescent bow, too.
Love you - Leslie

Rod said...

Wow Nancy I took my eye off the ball for a minute and suddenly there were lots of your postings :)
This is gorgeous. I adore black and white but just can't achieve the look I want and you have captured it perfectly. Love the flourishes and the beaded pin.
Great to see Leslie post a comment too as I was starting to worry about her.

Lynn xx

Anonymous said...

You have been busy Nancy... this is simply beautiful... I love the swirls, your handwriting is lovely and the crochet'd flower and handmade pin just stunning :-) xx

Gwen said...

Love your post and your layout! I too thought of this hymn first off. Great hymn of the faith! What an amazing gift is assurance of salvation!!

Jonia said...

Nancy, I love your layout and used the very same verse on mine that you used on yours. Hope to post mine tonight. You do beautiful work.

Jonia said...

Also, forgot to say, I love that song also and what a wonderful testimony it is! Thanks for sharing.