Thursday, December 2, 2010

Emmanuel - God With Us

Earlier this week, I received a lovely gift from my friend, Christine.  She made me a felt gingerbread man which is so, SO Cute!!  And, with the gingerbread man is a beautiful poem she composed.  I thought it would be lovely to share this in today's post, and Christine said I could ;) 

Here's the poem:

              Emmanuel - God With Us
                      (composed by Christine Ang)

      In a humble manger the child King laid
 Shepherds found Him, just like the angels said
         Three wise men traveled from afar
  To offer gifts by following a shining star. 

       To all, God brings a message of hope
And to those who find life too difficult to cope
     You may seem alone on life's rough road
   But God is there to carry your heavy load. 

           Though silent He may be to you
    His abiding presence will see you through
      In His loving arms you will find refuge
    A safe haven when storms of life deluge. 

    With His hands, He wipes away your tears
   With His comfort, He allays all your fears
    Or through the valley of sorrow and pain
   God's love is there to uphold and sustain.

       He is faithful, always by your side
      And in your heart, He wants to reside
   He came to seek the lost, not worldly fame
  Emmanuel - God with us is His blessed Name.
Such a lovely poem, so appropriate as we prepare for Christmas this December.

I've also made some really quick and easy cards using the Making Memories card pad & some stamps.  Here are some of the cards, and you can see the super cute gingerbread man Christine made amongst the cards..

I hope your hearts are encouraged today by Christine's poem.  Have a lovely day!

Stamps : Unity Bright & Merry Winter Wishes, Unity Snow Wonderful, Unity Snowflakes Fall From Heaven, Unity Peace Joy Love, GKD A Year of Borders, Hero Arts sentiment
Paper : Making Memories Noel Card pad
Inks : Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic, Distress Inks
Others : Making Memories Poinsettia Notes, MS Vintage Lace punch, MS Frond punch


Luv 2 Create said...

These may be simple to you, but they are beautiful cards. Just love them. I love the ruled paper layered on top of the music notes kraft paper. Something I would not have thought to do. I love the effect and background it makes for your stamped image. You are so creative.

MaxineD said...

Yes my heart is encouraged, thank you. The poem is beautiful and your cards inspiring.