Sunday, 28 July 2013

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #11 - Jesus Never Fails

Sunday Blessings to all of you, my friends!

I thought that Sunday morning would be a lovely time to schedule my next Hymn and Scripture Challenge page.
Jesus Never Fails!! Do you believe that?
People are people but Jesus is Lord! Friends, and even family, can turn against us, harm us, or abandon us. Even those that we think can be trusted...can sometimes turn out to be untrustworthy. Jesus never fails! He has promised to be with us...ALWAYS! He has promised that He will NEVER leave us! Deuteronomy 31:6 says:

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them,
for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you."

Isn't that a beautiful promise? What a comfort it is for each of us!
The hymn "Jesus Never Fails" is also full of beautiful comfort. I have included all of the lyrics at the end of this post but I want to share the second verse here.

"Tho the sky be dark and drear,
Fierce and strong the gale,
Just remember He is near, 
And He will not fail."

This is the verse that inspired my page. The background paper is for the "dark and drear". The title is bright yellow, as Jesus is our light in the storm. Although the letters are a little bit wind-tossed which comes from the next line "fierce and strong the gale." That line reminds me of times when I was a kid. When the wind was madly blowing and so strong you could hear it roar, I would go and stand in it with my eyes closed. Prairie winds can be something fierce! It always reminded me of the mighty power of the Lord. He directs the winds! He calms the winds! He is in control of the winds! "Just remember He is near, and He will not fail." This all means a little extra to me, as the winds are the biggest factor with my migraines. He is near the midst of the pain! He will not fail providing the strength I need! God is good! :o)
Anyways, back to my page. As I was reminded of standing in the wind as a child, I remembered this great Sushi Doll that Susi created called "Wind Through My Hair." She was the perfect addition to this page. The Sushi Doll eyes are fun to play with creatively. This time I just colored them closed. I have included the Scripture verse and the second verse of the song on my page. Then I just put together a few flowers and added them.
I pray that each of you will hold this promise close to you! He will never leave you or forsake you...Jesus never fails! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Cricut Cartridge: Alphabet;
Punches: WRMK Mini 8 - Doily,
Martha Stewart - Branch;
Image: Sushi Doll - Wind Through My Hair;
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Flowers: Nancy's Flower Shop.

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I don't have a video to share with you today but here are the lyrics to the hymn:

Verse 1
Earthly friends may prove untrue,
Doubts and fears assail;
One still love and cares for you;
One who will not fail.

Jesus never fails,
Jesus never fails;
Heav'n and earth may pass away
But Jesus never fails.

Verse 2
Tho' the sky be dark and drear,
Fierce and strong the gale,
Just remember He is near,
And He will not fail.

Verse 3
In life's dark and bitter hour
Love will still prevail;
Trust His everlasting pow'r,
Jesus will not fail.


Ira Huberts said...

What a fine page this is Nancy, also love that serene, modest looking girl you've used here, really lovely! HUgs, Ira x

Susan M said...

How beautiful Nancy ! What a lovely memory of you standing in the wind ! The Sushi image is perfect for it ! Love the colours and the beautiful doily and your lovely handwriting! A wonderful scripture to remember!

Marilyn said...

Lovely page Nancy and I like how you have used the image in this piece. Pretty flowers too and as I've said before, your handwriting is so neat. The teachers must have loved your penmanship!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love your creation, hugs Pops x x x

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful Nancy!
Thank You~

Jonia said...

My goodness Nancy, what a beautiful page and a beautiful post. Girl you are ahead of me! I need to get to work. Been too busy lately with family, work and church. But just as you said, God never fails and I will be back on track soon!

Kelly Neis said...

This is a very encouraging uplifting Hymn. I sure love your Sushi doll so carefree and happy to go with the Hymn. Your handwriting is so nice, I only wish mine were as pretty. hehe
Have a great day!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is wonderful, Nancy. I'm always SO blessed by your wonderful art and love for the Lord. May He bless you this week as you create and share.
Blessings & Hugs to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Debbie Buckland said...

Beautiful page!
Love the colouring and the embelishments you used.
And your hand writing is so much better than mine!

Tracy said...

That little Sushi was just perfect for your page. Great call Nancy. :-) I'm so glad I don't ever have to worry about him failing me in any way. Thanks for the wonderful thought. Hugs!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful reminder of such an important truth! I'm so thankful that Jesus is always faithful. Your little image is beautifully colored and perfect for your page. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Absolutely, Jesus never fails! I praise Him. Lovely card, Nancy. The colours are beautiful together. I love how you made the yellow Jesus Never Fails. Superb! xx Kathryne

Sandy Hentzel said...

Playing catch up here. A wonderful post. I never heard that hymn, thank you for sharing :)

Sybil said...

Beautiful testimony of the Lord be forever on our side. His Word is true when He says " I will never leave thee nor forsake thee" other's may leave but He is closer than the air we breathe!
Thanks for sharing,

Jennifer said...

Praise God that Jesus never fails! What a comfort and security in knowing that! Beautiful page and I love the girl that you've used and the wonderful layered flowers!

Geri said...

Oh, I needed this this AM...almost had a wreck this AM taking my son to band and it was MY fault. Pulled out in front of someone I didn't see, but was able to stop in time. Then bit his head off because he made a sarcastic comment as my heart was sinking to my stomach...and I'll just stop probably know how that all felt, and is STILL feeling...and I'm just thankful for your post!!!

leslieb said...

This post I saw last week and wanted to leave a comment thanking you for the Hymn you have used. Your posts have a way of comforting me when my world seems to be falling apart around my ears. Thank you my friend.

Love you - Leslie

Ardilla said...

Hi, Nancy!
I haven't seen this before... I love the project you did and the himn to meditate is beautiful.
I really believe that Jesus never fails!!!!!
Ardilla :)

Ardilla said...

Hi, Nancy!
I haven't seen this before... I love the project you did and the himn to meditate is beautiful.
I really believe that Jesus never fails!!!!!
Ardilla :)