Thursday, October 14, 2010

God is good

I've just watched the BBC clip of "33 tearful reunions" of the Chilean (and Bolivian) miners which should be called "33 tearful reunions that will make you blub". I'm hoping to use it as part of worship on Sunday - I think it fits with the idea of persistent prayer at the heart of Jesus story about the widow and the judge.
I like this comment - one of the miners, Jimmy Sanchez said, “There are actually 34 of us, because God has never left us down here.”
I always worry when miracles happen about the times when it doesn't feel like they do in the same way but I think in the end that stops me from praying for miracles so I might as well be persistent and hopeful and know that God is good.

On a side note I just love that "Chi chi chi le le le" chant but sadly "bri bri bri tain tain tain" just doesn't flow in the same way. Their pride in their country alongside their faith in God is quite something.

it also ties in with the Salt challenge that Kim set for us this time. To explore the righteousness of God. Kim's thoughts are well worth reading and I think it can all be summed up in the ATC she has made "God is good". I must admit that I discovered that while I understand the concept of God's righteousness, putting it into words was more of a struggle!
I decided to focus on Romans and the reading that explains just what it means to say that "God is good" - look at what he has done for us! And on Wikipedia (my theory is that if a theological concept needs to be understood by everyone then I should manage too, hence my wiki reading!) righteousness was defined as "living a life which is pleasing to God" which I loved and wanted to use.
So this is the whole layout
Having used just about every scrap of the gottacraft kit that included the Cosmo Cricket Delovely papers, I won a draw on the Studio blog for a whole set of the papers so expect to see more of these lovely colours everywhere! I think they go perfectly with the colours of the photo and I have finally managed to use the journalling tags. They are all too big for me but I trimmed some down and I love that look.
Also used:
Doodlebug and Funky Hand letters
Big scallop scissors (no longer available)
tiny heart punch and a Sarahs Cards pink gem.

I'd also like to thank my beautiful model. She had a rough day at school yesterday and I hope we can sort things out for her soon.


Loopylou. said...

lythan that is just gorgeous and yup, me, mo mum and dad all got emotional watching the miners come up yesterday! it was just amazing and they are all so very brave and positive. hugs Lou xxx

Kim said...

Just fabulous Lythan and your journaling is spot on with the challenge - love it! And I love that post title... :-) It was joyful to see those men finally rescued last night...amazing!!

artfulstampin said...

Praise God for his goodness and mercy toward us, lovely layout Lythan x

Ruth said...

Did you see that a number of them had Psalm 95:4 on their T shirts "In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also."
Wonderful stuff.

Kathy said...

The whole "journey" of the miners out there in Chile has been very moving. It's good to know that people can still work together with hope and determination to get through such trauma. Makes our little daily hassles pale into insignificance, though

lisa said...

Lovely page Lythan, I hope your daughter is feeling happier today.
What a beautiful model she makes.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today, means alot. Take Care xx

Caroline and Jayne said...

Great Work . I'm going to mention your blog tomorrow on hope you don't mind.
Check us out after 8.30 tomorrow :)

Allison said...

lovely layout Lythan

Jennifer Grace said...

Hello, just stopping by from the Fiskarettes blog.

That video did make me blub!

You page is beautiful. xx