"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

12.12.2011

Third Monday of Advent



Psalm 25:3-8; Numbers 24:1-17; Matthew 21:23-27

Jesus
Second person of the Trinity
Jesus
God

Jesus
Incarnation
God becoming as small as we are

Why?

For Us

"The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior, he will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love; he will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals.
Zephaniah 3:17

"He will rejoice over you with gladness. On the day of new beginnings God rejoices over his people, renewing us by his love. A remarkable concept to meditate on is that believers, children of God, can bring delight to the heart of God; that our lives can bring pleasure (as well as pain) to the God who created us, who loves us, and who in his mercy and commitment to us brings us back into right relationship with himself." 
(taken from The Life with God Bible, New Revised Standard Version) 

Why?

To bring us back into relationship with himself.

Henri Nouwen says, "The one who created us is waiting for our response to the love that gave us our being. God not only says, "You are my beloved". God also asks" "Do you love me?" and offers us countless chances to say "Yes." 

LORD, thank you, thank you, thank you! 

5 comments:

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Beautiful image to present here. xox Corrine

Valerie said...

Thank you for this post Mary. It it like being wrapped in a blanket of God's love. Many blessings to you!

jgr said...

Gorgeous art and lovely words!

Lisa Holtzman said...

Beautiful visual representation Mary. Really great.

caryjo said...

Thank YOU! Good reminder/sharer.