Thursday, December 6, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs Forum Bible Verse Thursday Challenge #58 - Wait and Hope

"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope!"  ~Psalm 130:5

This is a great scripture verse for this time of the year.  Advent begins this coming Sunday - it is a time of waiting and preparation for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Why does God make us wait?

Something to think about The entire life of a good Christian is an exercise in holy desire. You do not see what you long for, but the very act of desiring prepares you, so that when God comes you may see and be utterly satisfied.

Suppose you are going to fill some holder or container, and you know you will be given a large amount. Then you set about stretching your sack or wineskin or whatever it is. Why? Because you know the quantity you will have to put in it, and your eyes tell you there is not enough room. By stretching it, therefore, you increase the capacity of the sack, and this is how God deals with us. Simply by making us wait God increases our desire, which in turn enlarges the capacity of our soul, making it able to receive what is to be given to us.
St. Augustine
Homily on the first letter of John

Your challenge this week is to create a project that exemplifies how God increases our desire for Him by making us wait.   When uploading your project, please use keyword ODBDBVT58 and then join us over at Our Daily Bread Designs Forum to share your creation with us!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful and festive card! Thanks, Cheryl! You are a blessing!


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