Thursday, March 25

Fabulous Friday at Sugar Creek Hollow


As Easter approaches, I reflect on why I celebrate. For many, Easter is all about the candy and eggs, but Christ is the only reason I celebrate! I am so grateful for what He did for me on the Cross 2000 years ago: sacrificed Himself, who had never sinned, to pay for my debt against God, then rose again to give me eternal life with my Savior!

supplies ~ cardstock: Georgia Pacific, image: Sugar Creek Hollow

There's a hymn we sing often at our church that captures my feeling about Easter. Here's what the writer of that hymn said about it:

The author and composer of the hymn, "My Sins are Blotted Out, I Know", gives his own account of the writing.  Merrill Dunlop says:
It was written in a very few minutes, although only after much deliberation, while I was crossing the Atlantic in 1927 on a liner, The Leviathan, and meditating upon the verses in Micah 7:18, 19 and upon the great dimensions of the sea - the breadth and depth and what the Bible says about our sins - buried in those depths - removed - blotted out!  Then, making it personally, I said: "My sins are blotted out, I know!" The melody came almost simultaneously with the words.  I jotted the chorus down aboard the ship, as I walked the deck.  Later, in Ireland, I added the words and music to the stanzas.  It took hold immediately and quickly spread across America and across the seas.
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What a wondrous message in God's Word! My sins are blotted out, I know
If I trust in His redeeming blood, my sins are blotted out, I know!
chorus:
My sins are blotted out, I know: My sins are blotted out, I know!
They are buried in the depths of the deepest sea:
My sins are blotted out, I know!
Once my heart was black, but now what joy; my sins are blotted out, I know!
I have peace that nothing can destroy; my sins are blotted out, I know!
I shall stand some day before my King; my sins are blotted out, I know!
With the ransomed host I then shall sing: "My sins are blotted out, I know!"

Oh, what a promise!

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to visit the other DT gals and pick up your freebie over at Sugar Creek Hollow, too!

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11 paper smiles:

Donna Moore said...

Oh dear Cheri, what a magnificent tribute to our God and His beloved Son! Your card is full of all that you talked about in your posting, an amazing and splendid offering of love wrapped up in this gorgeous card. Wow!

marsha said...

Gorgeous Cheri, I love how you used just the card stock with the embossing and the pendant die. This is a wonderful praise to our God!

Hugs,
Marsha

Joseline said...

Beautiful work my dear!! Thanks for sharing this message of your Lord and Savior. I have chills reading this story.

Joan said...

Beautiful card. I love all the white and the tiny bit of colour...it's stunning. Truly fits the season!

Stephanie said...

Perfect Easter Card!

Primitive Paper said...

Cheri...prettiest card that I have ever seen you do. Of course, I am partial to white on white.

Loretta said...

Cheri, this card is stunning! I love the elements you have combined (the embossing and pendant layers) to create this elegant beauty.

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

This is beautiful - the medallion is just lovely. Thanks for playing the Paper Garden Pojects birthday challenge.

Cassie said...

oh this is gorgeous! love all the white and texture!

Tricia said...

I love that song! And your card is just lovely. Thank you for your testimony and for joining the Paper Garden birthday celebration with your card.

MiamiKel said...

This is ga ga gorgeous! I'm excited to join the SCH team as a full time designer with you! Blessings!

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