Hosea 6:1 "Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds."
You may be thinking some of these verses we pick sound strange or you might question why someone would choose that to inspire a challenge? I urge you to click through to our SSCC Blog to read further about the verse that our hostess chooses as most of the time there she has shared her thoughts and insight on it.
The challenge is to make the broken look beautiful...create a mosiac, or tear apart and stitch back together. In some way have your image look broken.
Ok, so I cheated a little and made my background look beautiful by piecing it together instead of my main image, but I was determined to use this digi by Designed2Delight, who's having a challenge of her own and I wanted to get in on it. If I pieced the image you wouldn't be able to read the words which would defeat the purpose of using that particular one. Soo... LOL! (did you get all that?) I think it still counts.
I thought about this verse before I created my card. God does allow us to go through trials for various reasons, but always mends us when we're broken. It reminds me of the Footprints poem which I recited to my girls this week. A friend of mine gave them each a silver bracelet with the words inscribed "When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you." She asked them if they knew what it meant and they said no, so it gave us the perfect opportunity to share with them the story and share some insight into the meaning of their bracelet. It was neat to see the lightbulb go on and with a smile hear them say, "Ooooooh! That's cool!"
Hop on over to the challenge blog this week to see the Design Team's awesome creations and join in the challenge! You will have until Saturday night, 16th to enter! Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp, who is donating this cute SSS Exclusive stamp set to one lucky player!!
THANK YOU Heidi, Stephanie and everyone at Simon Says Stamp!! *Ü*