Thursday, July 22, 2021

Altered Book

The verse that's been on my mind for several weeks now is found in John 13:35 : "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  I've been thinking about all the things Jesus DIDN'T say here. He didn't say that people would recognize us as Christians by our morality, our clean living, our family values, our stand for truth, or our religious fervor. He said it would be by our love. 

Love for fellow believers that causes us to stop criticizing and judging, and begin reaching across the lines that so easily divide us to pull together towards one common goal --- to lift up Jesus. Love for sinners that makes our heart beat with mercy and compassion, and compels us to truly care about people who don't know the Savior. Love that tempers our speech, induces kindness, and humbles us.

I John 4:7-8 "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love."

Several of my Sweet n Sassy teammates have been sharing junk journal layouts, and it gave me the itch to do some mixed media. So I dug a little hardback book out of a thrift store box and gave it a whirl.  My first attempt ended up in the trash, and this layout has some "woopsies" covered up with hearts; but all in all it was a lot of fun trying something different!

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1 comment:

Conniecrafter said...

Your pages look terrific, love how you combine the stamping and stencil along with the pretty colors, the blue and brown tag is my favorite, great idea to use the hearts to cover boo boos :)
I had a similar verse today in my devotion of us not judging. There is so much hate in the world right now, but hopefully our love will soon overpower any hate.