Monday, December 16, 2013

The Best Gift!

In the Old Testament,
God spoke a lot through prophets.
Here is Balaam in Numbers, 
chapter 24, verses 15-17

"The utterance of one who hears what God says...
A star shall advance from Jacob,
and a staff shall arise from Israel."

I wrote this in one of the pages of my bible
years ago:
"Two of the computer scientists at the University of Oregon
had run the problem through the computer.
The odds against one man fulfilling
the 333 prophecies were 67 to the 10th power,
a figure so astronomical that it 
approaches infinity.
What an answer for the intellectual inquiring
about the validity of Jesus!"

And here's a video about the probability factor
of only 8 prophecies being fulfilled by Jesus:
1 in 10 to the 17th power!!!

"Strengthen the hands that are feeble,
make firm the knees that are weak,
Say to those whose hearts are frightened,
Be strong,
fear not!
Here is your God!" 
Isaiah 35

 We too can be "prophets" for others
when we give them the Word of God,
encourage them, support them,
confirm them, love them!

The same way that Jesus came to bring us
New Life,
we too can bring spring waters
to a thirsty soul, 
to bring words of hope
to a parched heart!
Is not that the best gift we can give one another this
season of love?

Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

This week, chose
of Wholehearted Home.
Visit Judith for some 
heartfelt wisdom and ideas.



  2. Beautiful! May we be faithful to offer what is most needed to those around us this Christmas. Thank you for this reminder today!

  3. Very beautiful and compassionate. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
    Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  4. I love how joy-filled and compassionate you and your illustrations are. Thank you for always blessing us. :)

  5. Gorgeous artwork, as always Patsy. And thank you for your loyal link-up at #HearItUseIt - I am always so grateful to have you there!

  6. Patsy- Thank you for reminding me that words matter and that one way to honor God this season is to encourage others with His word. I, too, enjoy your illustrations of God's word! Especially the mother and child...yes, Lord birth in me New Life!

  7. I love you artwork! The colours are beautiful and the style of lettering flows so wonderfully with the work! Blessings to you!

  8. Your art makes me so happy. Just beautiful. Thank you, Patsy, for the ways you share your gifts.


I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy