“Saved, saved, wonderfully saved, saved by the blood of the lamb.” A song from my childhood runs through my mind whenever I think of this concept of being saved. I don’t know if its something that we can comprehend. I don’t feel “saved”, I mean I endure pain, suffering, disappointment. I feel very much in the middle of a fight for my life, but knowing full well I can do nothing to save myself, my husband or my kids. It is an odd feeling of coming to the end of myself. For years, I tried to be enough, work enough, strive enough to make a place for myself in heaven. You can’t earn a ticket folks. If I can share anything with my younger self it is this hard truth, nothing you do will earn you grace. It is a free gift. Embrace it.
Holley Gerth in our featured book this month “Fierce-Hearted” put it this way: ” God is absolutely committed to his plans. He is completely devoted to his promises. He is forever and ever faithful to what he said he will do. This means, that grace through faith is absolute as the law that came before it.” Once you accept Jesus’ plan for your life, the one where he comes in and saves you from yourself, your sin, your destructive thoughts and habits… You are saved. No matter what.
For this entry I used some Liquitex heavy body acrylic paint in “portrait pink” and some Handmade Modern paint in “pistachio” and used gift card to spread a thin layer around my page. I used this months featured stamp set to stamp the “hello my name is” frame and the word “saved”. I also used the phrase “no matter what” from the set and some green pigment ink to add the sentiment around the page. Lastly, I used some stickers from the Simple Stories “Romance collection to finish the entry. For a tab, I used some punches and some Illustrated Faith cardstock, to make a grouping, finished off with more stickers and some washi tape.