Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Scripture Thursday ~ Love One Another

If God so loved us,
we ought also to love one another.
1 John 4:11

Scripture graphic for you

The Bible is filled with verses about God’s love for us.  In one of last week’s posts, I mentioned these scriptures about God’s love for us.

He knows the number of hairs on your head
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Luke 12:7

 
He knows every tear you shed and stores them in a bottle
Thou tellest my wanderings:
 put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?
Psalm 56:8


His thoughts toward you outnumber the grains of sand
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!
how great is the sum of them! If I should count them,
they are more in number than the sand…
Psalm 139:17-18

Free Digital Scripture Graphic I made with vintage images
 
These last few weeks, I have had an outpouring of love from my friends and family.  They have showed their love to me in ways that were ordinary to them, but cumulatively proved to be extraordinary to me.  

 
It’s not my birthday, I didn’t have surgery, and I haven’t gone through any serious event, just normal days.  The people in my life have shown their love to me in various ways that are unique to each of them.  

The gift of handmade gifts 
The gift of time
The gift of words
The gift of passing on their treasures to me  

 
The gift of real letters in the mail
The gift of prayers
The gift of laughter together
The gift of encouragement

I’m touched by their kindness and realize that God is blessing me beyond measure through the people around me.  In doing so, he’s showing me that he loves me more than I can comprehend.  I want to be that kind of person that God uses to bless someone, that they would feel his love through me, just like I’ve received. 

There’s a hymn titled Make Me a Blessing that came to mind as I wrote this, here are some of the lyrics:
  
Give as 'twas given to you in your need;
Love as the Master loved you;
Be to the helpless a helper indeed;
Unto your mission be true.


Make me a blessing,
Make me a blessing,
Out of my life
May Jesus shine;
Make me a blessing, O savior, I pray,
Make me a blessing to someone today.

Free vintage scripture graphic

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’d love to hear from you, leave me a comment and let me know the ways people around you have shown their love.  The images included in this post are free to you.  Please do not sell the actual image or include in digital collage sheets for sale.   You may link back to me if you use on your blog but it’s not necessary.

Thanks for stopping by today. 







19 comments:

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card, what a beautiful message. Thank you for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Hugs & Blessings :)

Pamela said...

What a beautiful post. I'm so happy you've been sheltered by your friends. sometimes it's the "nothing's wrong" times we need the shelter.

Denise said...

very lovely post.

momto8 said...

His love for us is so wonderful to just think about!!
You are blessed two have those kind of friends in your life...
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Shoregirl said...

Congratulations to Karen -- her card was beautiful!
Abby, I love the song you posted -- "Make Me a Blessing" -- and you ARE a blessing to so many of us and are wonderful at sheltering others!

Benadette said...

Thanks again for your words of encouragement and wonderful WORD.I hope I can make another card with the new scripture you posted before next week rolls around! Blessings, Bernadette

KarenC Inspired said...

God is truly so good to us! I'm so glad you are being blessed -he knows how to make us feel special & we need that sometimes.
Huggles!

febe said...

Beautiful card with the beautiful scripture. More blessings.

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Stephanie said...

I'm so glad your friends & family are showering you with love. Sometimes we forget that our love ones need that during the day-to-day and not just during "special" times. I really like Scripture challenges and am glad to know about this one. I put your blog button on my sidebar so I hope others will come visit you too. :)

Susan Smith said...

So awesome. Thanks so much for sharing love and kindness and sweet words & scriptures. You are definitely blessing all of us. I feel so much love here it's so beautiful! I definitely feel as though you have been an incredible presence of uptliftment and positivity in my life. ♥ ♥ ♥

Jan Marie said...

Lovely post, dear Abby! How are you sweet friend? I LOVE your new blog design! So, so pretty and birdie bright for spring! Hugs and blessings!

Wendy M said...

Wow! I love Helen Steiner Rice poetry. I have a few of her poetry books and they are truly inspirational and uplifting. Thank you for this opportunity to win such a beautiful gift.

This blog offers God's kindness, love and encouragement to anyone who visits and so I would have to say that YOU have shown me love and kindness today.

I have added your blog details to my side bar and know that as a result others will be blessed by visiting your blog also.

Melanie said...

Thank you so much for these sweet images. I have already made a folder for your graphics and am looking forward to using them. I also added your blog to my 'graphic credits' to send some folks your way.
Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Shelley said...

A beautiful post to start my day...You sharing God's word is a wonderful blessing indeed. Thank you so much.

Michele said...

the words in your blog post are nourishing food for the soul. you are very a treasure! found you at pink saturday. thanks for sharing your beautiful images. xo from michele

Mynnette said...

Thank you so much for the fabulous inspiration and all of the free images. :)

Natalie said...

This whole post and the comments just make me smile! God bless you, Abby!

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for all your wonderful inspiration and also for the gorgeous images. I am so blessed each time I visit. I have been trying to post my project but it's not letting me so I'll add my link here. http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2012/02/candy-wrapper.html
Hugs, Sarah

Sarah said...

I see I was too impatient. It has added my link.