Good morning! It’s Sunday and that means we have a new challenge up at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenges! The Scripture that inspired Peggysue this week is 2 Cor 2:16b . . ."to the other the fragrance of life" ~ please hop over to our challenge blog to read her thoughts on this verse and join in the challenge, which is: USE FLOWERS ~ we have a new sponsor this week too called Verses Rubber Stamps who is offering one player a $20 Gift Certificate!
The Fragrance of Life: This verse reminds me of a song I sang in H.S. many years ago called “The Perfect Rose” by Dottie Rambo. It speaks of how sweet the fragrance is when the rose petals are crushed… and then in the 2nd verse it compares it to Jesus being our perfect rose, that was crushed for our sins. Let me see if I can find the lyrics for you, it’s a beautiful song!
In a corner on a table on a spread of Ivory lace.
Framed and kissed by pastel colors dancing through the crystal vase
Scarlet red it’s petals, opened in full bloom.
Taking nothing but the sunshine leaving fragrance in the room
Hands reached out without a reason crushed and bruised the petals so
Causing yet a sweeter fragrance from the weeping dying rose
Lying now in ruins to wither scattered now by careless hands
Once an art of perfect beauty dies to never bloom again
In a corner of a stable on a spread of swaddling clothes
Just a tiny bud but destined to become The Perfect Rose.
Angels hailed His entrance Wise Men brought Him gold
Knowing little of the suffering that would soon befall The Rose
Hands reached out without a reason crushed and bruised The Perfect Rose
Causing yet a sweeter fragrance as the crimson color flowed
Ugly thorns had never marred it ‘till a crown of thorns He wore
Tasting death the Rose of Sharon rose to bloom forever more, forever more.
Thank you, Lord for being The Perfect Rose!! Because You allowed Yourself to be crushed and bruised and put to death, we can have everlasting life with You in Heaven!!
This card is not my usual style… but I think I really like it. I want to thank my friend Traci for the $20 GC I won on her blog which allowed me to get this beautiful stamp set of Nina Brackett’s called Hugs & Prayers. I love birds and don’t have many bird stamps, so this set jumped out at me – so pretty! So I made this card to thank Traci for her generous gift. I also want to thank my friend Helen for the li’l bunch of purple flowers in the corner—she sent me those in a li’l birthday package last year—thanks Helen!