I read something this morning that really blessed me and I wanted to share during the Easter period.
A gem dealer was strolling through the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show when he noticed a blue-violet stone the size of a potato. Surprised, he said to the seller, 'You want fifteen dollars for this?' The seller, thinking the rock wasn't as pretty as others in the bin, sold it to him for ten dollars. That ugly stone was later certified as a 1,905-carat natural star sapphire, appraised at 2.8 million dollars. It took a lover of stones to recognize its worth. And it took the lover of souls to recognize your worth. Do you realize how much God loves you? If not, look at the cross. Perhaps you're disappointed because you've asked God for something and He didn't do what you thought He should have done. Before you feel unloved, take a moment and look back. Hasn't He blessed you and held you steady through rough places? It's been a long ride, but He's still holding you, right? Don't act as if your heavenly Father doesn't love you because He doesn't always cater to you.
Our society has spent so much time criticizing differences that it fails to see God in diversity. Because you're different, doesn't mean you're 'less than' - just different! If God hadn't made you as He did, you wouldn't have been able to persevere as you have. You're uniquely equipped to be a blessing to those around you. Remember, people are blessed because you're sincere and available - not perfect. So next time you feel worthless, stop and remind yourself, 'God loves and values me!'
I hope it will bless you as it blessed me. That we are not in a performance treadmill but in a loving relationship with our Heavenly Father!
Just a little share today, a Mother's Day card for my MIL. I don't have my mum around anymore, but I'm very happy to have a wonderful Mother-in-Law who is so kind. I don't have any Happy Mother Day stamps but I think 'Thank you' speaks louder!
I used a sheet from the Mariposa papers for the background panel. Love them. The rose and bird is a new set from Hero Arts. A friend I met on the Internet, called Dee Collins sent me a little Hero Arts stamp set of four definition stamps. I used one of them on the above card, the 'happy' stamp. Thank you Dee so very much!!
Have a blessed Easter!