Wednesday, April 24, 2019

WOYWW: Burning Hearts

I’ve been busy. Last night I started on the backgrounds of 5 crosses. 

This morning I used one of the crosses for my flatlay. 

Some of you asked me last time what a flat lay is. 
Here's one definition: "A flat is basically when you’re shooting items from directly above. Usually those items will be arranged or styled on a flat surface."
Below you can see my flat lay.

“Were not our hearts burning within us...”  Luke 24:32
Cleopas and another disciple were on the road to Emmaus, which was 7 miles from Jerusalem. We can imagine them very sad and confused, talking about Jesus the prophet, and how He was crucified. When a stranger joined them, they did not recognize that He was Jesus Himself. “We were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. It is the third day since all these things happened,” they explained to Him.
Jesus then illumined the scriptures, beginning with Moses and all the prophets and how it foreshadowed His life and death. “You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me...For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote of Me.” (John 5:39, 46)
There is much in the Old Testament that parallels the life of Christ. In the life of Moses alone, there are so many similarities. Both Jesus and Moses were born during the reign of ruling tyrants who ordered the murder of Hebrew baby boys. Both Moses and Jesus were saved, came out of Egypt through water, and ended up in the desert. In the desert, Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, just as Moses did in Mount Sinai. Jesus was tested by Satan in the desert, just as Israel was severely tested in their wanderings. 
After Moses spent 40 days fasting on Mt. Sinai, he came down to bring the Jews the commandments of the covenant. After Jesus’ time in the desert, He began His public ministry with the law of the new covenant, the sermon on the mount in Matthew 5-7. Jesus’ first miracle was turning the water in stone jars into wine in Cana. Moses’ first sign was turning all the water in Egypt, even the water in stone jars, into blood. Moses chose 12 men to enter into the promised Land and 70 elders to assist him. Jesus chose 12 apostles and 70 missionary disciples. Both Moses and Jesus were transfigured on a mountaintop. 
Indeed when we consider all these and more, our hearts burn, knowing that God put into place a plan for our salvation, a plan put into place thousands of years ago! During the Passover, Christ called the cup of His blood, “my blood of the Covenant”. When Moses sealed the Covenant at the foot of Mt. Sinai, he sacrificed animals and threw the blood on the people and the altar. He said in Exodus 24:8, “Behold the blood of the Covenant which the Lord has made with you”. 
Jesus is the lamb who was slain for you and for me. 

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!
I find a lot of inspiration
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  1. Pretty backgrounds for the crosses, and how lovely to see you working outside! I’m still ignorant as to what a flatlay is, is for?

  2. All so beautifully arranged Patsy. Your Bible journaling and crosses are beautifully created.
    Happy WoywW Tracey #5

  3. Love the arrangement of your flat lay Patsy. Fabulous decorating of the crosses too. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #6

  4. Love the crosses....gorgeous colours.
    Annie x #10

  5. I do love a good flatlay and I mean that in the cleanest sense. How nice to be working outside. We have rain on the way today
    Lynn xx 11

  6. Gorgeous crosses and I love the Bible Journalling as well. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW and have a great week, with love and God Bless, Caro x (#20)

  7. I haven't visited your blog for simply ages, Patsy, and it's great to see you are still keeping up the good work and producing really beautiful art as always. Your flat lay (new to me too!) is so gorgeous, as is your illuminated Bible page. I loved reading your thoughts on the parallels between Jesus and Moses, too. I love the account of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus... Have you heard that lovely expression, "The New is in the Old concealed; the Old is in the New revealed"? One of my favourite subjects is prophecy, and particularly the prophecies about Jesus, but of course ultimately it's All About Jesus anyway, isn't it!!

    Happy WOYWW and God bless,
    Shoshi #19


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