Saturday, November 19, 2016

His Banner Over Me is Love

How has God shown His love to you? Romans 5:8 offers one very powerful description of His unfathomable love-- "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." That truth is the essence of unconditional love, amazing love, endless love. We've done nothing to deserve His love. In fact, we've done everything to deserve His disfavor.

Once we accept Christ, we are His and we identify totally with him. In Biblical times an army would march out and a designated soldier would be the flag bearer...he would hold high the banner of the king with whom the army identified. It was a visual way an army was distinct from all others. Song of Solomon: 2:4 says, "He brought me to the banqueting house, and His banner over me was love." 

Song of Solomon paints a masterpiece of a beautiful love story. We can see how the groom loves His bride, and holds a banner of love, protection and provision over her as she become his. God's banner over us is love and believers (the Church) are His precious bride. He holds the banner above us every minute of every day. He never tires of of sheltering us with His banner of love. He will not only love us, He will provide, protect and fight for us. He has already gone to the extreme limit of love by giving His one and only Son to carry the penalty of our sin. 

I'm sharing a couple of journal pages I created recently so I could record some of the many ways God has demonstrated His love to me and the way He provides and protects me. I've used a Smash Album for these journaling pages and decorated the pages with roses/leaves that I finger painted (acrylic paint) and cut/tore out. The tip-ins, and small stamped posies are images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Korin is offering a really sweet deal that includes these beautiful singles. Check out their Facebook page to see how you can get them FREE

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