Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A Christmas stitchery for you...



I know many Christians love to celebrate the birth of our Saviour on Christmas Day, and that is indeed a beautiful thing, even though He wasn't born on December 25th...but to be honest, I don't think it matters whether we know His arrival date or not. 

What matters is that we know Him now, that we love Him today, that we need Him every day and that we long to meet Him in the air on that glorious day of His second coming when the trumpet will sound, the graves are opened and the dead in Christ rise to meet Him in the air. 
Gosh, I get tingles just thinking about that day...that most glorious day. 




So when I was planning a new stitchery for you, a small Christmas gift, it was without the baubles and trees and packaged boxes...it was His name alone that impressed itself on my heart and which found it's way onto paper and then fabric.

For really, Jesus is our truest gift. 
He is the gift which we should value above all others, the most precious gift from Our Father, a gift which cost more than you or I can ever pay. And this gift was, and still is, free to those who believe in the atoning sacrifice of our Saviour, Lord and King, JESUS, the one and only Son of God who gave His perfect life to pay the penalty for our sins.

You know, a few years ago the Lord comforted me when I cried out to Him, overwhelmed as I was with the expectations our world had put on presents and food and festivities over Christmas. I wanted to run away from it all, climb into the lap of God and hide until the day was past. In those moments He filled my mind and heart with grace and reminded me that everyday with Him is a celebration of Jesus in my life, and no matter what others did I was to be true to Him and treat every day in His presence as a true gift, a free gift, a priceless gift. 




So please accept this small gift, inspired by my Jesus, and may it be a reminder to all of us of the truest gift of all. 


Bless you heaps,


31 comments:

  1. Wow Jenny! What a beautiful, true and heartfelt post. Your sweet stitchery just says it all and a wonderful reminder what Christmas is really all about - Jesus. Thank you x

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  2. Beautiful Jenny. Thank you so much. Blessings.

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  3. Thank you Jenny. I know some ladies in my family who would love this.

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  4. This is beautiful! Thank you so much, Jenny! Jesus is truly the reason for the season!

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  5. Thank you, Jenny - He is the greatest gift!

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  6. What a beautiful reminder to focus our hearts on Him as we head into this hectic season.And thankyou for the pattern.

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  7. Jenny this is the best ever Christmas design. Thank you dear one - both for your generous heart and your love and obedience for Jesus.

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  8. Thank you, Jenny! Yes, Jesus is the grace-full gift from God. Fully agree! Thank you for sharing those thoughts from your heart and this lovely stitchery!
    It is a privilege to 'know' you, sister in Jesus!

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  9. Thank you, Galfriend! I love all of your "creativeness"

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  10. Thank you for the most precious gift of all. Sharing God with me on a continual basis and sharing this gorgeous Christ centered gift. The little things in life that are actually the biggest things that mean the most in the grand theme of things seen and unseen. Thank you for always being a friend and always sharing Gods word with us. Love you always my Aussie friend.

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  11. Always a Christmas favorite is the Name of Jesus in any form- sewn, embroidered, painted, or colored by crayons. Christmas is always so special when Christ is worshiped and we remember why we have a Christmas. Thank you, Jenny for a pretty embroidery pattern. God bless.

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  12. Bless you Jenny for this most delightful gift! God bless.

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  13. Jenny, you are such a blessing! Thank you for this beautiful reminder and for this sweet gift!!!

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  14. That's really lovely Jenny. Hope you are doing well.

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  15. Thank you Jenny. Jesus is the reason for the season.
    hugs,
    Joanne

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  16. Thank you for this lovely gift Jenny and yes I too can say AMEN to God's gift of His Precious Son to myself and all who want to give their lives to HIM.

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  17. Thank you for this lovely gift---and what should be a daily reminder that He truly is our most precious gift. Blessings for southeastern WV,USA. If we do not ever meet here I will hope to still see you one day.

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  18. This is SO lovely and your thoughts behind it even more so! Thank you!

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  19. Hey Jenny, I just wanted to tell you how much I really love these patterns! Thank you so much for sharing your gift with the rest of us.

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  20. This is so true. Amen to that! Also, as always, your beautiful stitches are so elegant and dainty; they make me feel joy just to sit and enjoy the pictures. Many thanks, and God bless you.

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  21. I really like this pattern. Thank you for sharing it with us. Jesus is my gift too.

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  22. That is a lovely pattern & the frame is beautiful. Thank you.

    Part of your post reminds me of the words of the lovely prayer written by St Bede:
    "Christ is the morning star
    who when the night of this world is past
    brings to his saints the promise of the light of life
    & opens everlasting day".

    He must have felt exactly as you do about that day Jenny.
    I see it every time I go to Durham Cathedral where he is buried.

    We have had quite a few Australians visiting the cathedral this year who I have enjoyed chatting to. Hopefully they enjoyed their time there. It's a long way to travel but you can take a virtual visit if you like Jenny. Enjoy!
    https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/galilee-chapel

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  23. Thank you, Jenny. The words are true. I'm so happy to have both the stitchery, and your thoughts. <3

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  24. Amen and thank you for this precious gift! God's Blessings, Gloria

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  25. Thankyou Jenny for this lovely design i am going to make this for my daughter and her pastor xx

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