9.28.2011

Quotables: On Turning 31...


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Yup.
Thankful to have had one more spin around the sun...

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In other news,
the Feast of Trumpets begins tonight at sundown...
(or, if you're going by Israeli time, earlier in the afternoon here in east TN).

In the Bible, the feasts God declared for Israel symbolized events that were coming.
Some of them have been fulfilled already, some are still waiting to be fulfilled...
For instance, Passover was a foreshadowing of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross as our Passover Lamb.

The Feast of Trumpets is a foreshadowing of the Rapture of the Church,
which could be very, very soon.

(Read and listen to more about the symbolism of the Jewish feasts HERE.
It literally gives me chills to see the parallels...)

Are you ready?

Like, if He comes back tonight? Or tomorrow?
Or next year?

Don't mess around with the most important decision of your life.
Don't put it off until it's too late.

For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
II Corinthians 6:2

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
I Thessalonians 4:13-18


This is a mixed media collage I did based on my favorite hymn,
and it's my personal favorite of my own work.
The words are so powerful and relate to the topic... I'd like to share them with you again:


It Is Well
Words by Horatio G. Spafford

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
Refrain:
It is well with my soul,
it is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control,
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and hath shed his own blood for my soul.
 My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
the trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
even so, it is well with my soul.

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Be ready.
Maranatha.


8 comments:

  1. Oh Beth, that was just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. And have a wonderful birthday!

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  2. Happy Birthday my friend! "It Is Well" has been my favorite hymn since I was a kid - great words and a wonderful reminder that this shall pass and the Lord IS coming back - Praise the Lord for His Hope!! :-)

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  3. You must have an amazing day...Happy Birthday!!

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  4. Love that hymn!! Love your artwork that goes with it, too! Happy Birthday, dear friend!!

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  5. on of my FAVORITE HYMNS. I am so grateful that I went to a church as a little one that sang them. They are INGRAINED in my heart.

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  6. on of my FAVORITE HYMNS. I am so grateful that I went to a church as a little one that sang them. They are INGRAINED in my heart.

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  7. Happy birthday, Beth. Your artwork is so beautiful. Do you have your favorite hanging in your house or studio where you can see it every day? It is well with my soul, too.

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  8. Thank you all so much for the kind birthday wishes! You made my day! :o)

    Debbie - I actually don't even own the original to this piece anymore. I sold it at an art show I did, but fortunately, my parents were the ones who bought it! So I do get to visit it regularly... :o) I'm planning to mat one of my prints though so I can have it hanging up in my house...

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