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At the Cross at the Cross…

Do these words seem familiar to you? “At the Cross, at the Cross, where I first saw the Light” These are part of the lyrics of a hymn that has been sung for centuries now. Issac Watts was the writer in the mid-1700s who penned this solemn lyric and if you will follow the link at the end of this sentence, there is a history of this hymn for you from a fellow blogger>>>. AT THE CROSS…

Now here we are in April 2019 and the Cross should be, significantly, on the mind of the believer as we reflect on the greatest gift we have ever been given. Jesus Christ as the “once for all” full payment of our sins, past, present and yet to come.

Other Hymn favorites like “The Old Rugged Cross”, “How Great There Art”,  “Jesus is the Sweetest Name”, “In the Garden” and of course “Amazing Grace” in all it various renditions will be lifted up as the sweet aroma before the Throne of Grace  on any Sunday between now and Easter Sunday.

Most people know the basics of the Story of the Cross, even unbelievers could tell you if you asked them with the caveat that it is all just a way to get money to fund the churches and wash the minds of those that don’t have any other Hope in life today. To some extent that may certainly be true, but we are not to judge as we could be judged as we have judged others and most certainly will be on the day of the Great White Throne Judgment.

Remember the triumphant ride into Jerusalem?  It was a reflection of what was to come in a show of Love as Jesus had tears at the moment and His heart seeing what GOD’s people Israel would suffer. He knew that even in 2019, most Israelites would not see that their Messiah had visited and understand, HE will return. The Cross, while empty after this death before the resurrection, held the most Love it had ever held or would ever hold. In this Blog, I ask that you think with a lot of focus about this Love between the Ultimate Father and the Ultimate Son. GOD the Father and Jesus Christ the son. Think deeply about Jesus crying out on the Cross, “My GOD, my GOD, why have you forsaken me?

It is a wrenching moment with an agonizing announcement from the only one that never sinned to take all the sin of all flesh for all time and with his Life pay for it all, once for all. At that moment our GOD the Father and Our Savior to be, Jesus Christ the only begotten sin engorged son, were separated by the sins of us all. Think on it, if there were 1/3 as many people as they are today and all the sins we commit were to be placed on one person all at once, how such a man or woman in the flesh could they bear it only so GOD might test the Love of that person. Ephesians 3:14-21 tries to tell us GOD’s Love and to the extent, it can reach.

Oh, so many speakers and believers and unbelievers jump on this “forsaken me”  statement in scripture,  “GOD will never Leave you or forsake you” It is written as truth in his word long before Jesus was on the Cross. But the statement was not made because GOD has forsaken his only begotten son. Jesus Chris utter it so that we would know Jesus KNEW how we in the flesh suffer when we are separated from GOD and our sin separates us all from GOD even further. Until then Jesus himself could not imagine it. Now HE does. Now HE never ceases to Pray as our High Priest for us knowing what the separation from GOD is too much of torment on us. He, Jesus Christ  was fully connected to His Father, but at that moment, even the son of GOD could not feel the LOVE of HIS Father and GOD, because of HIS Holiness, was not able to be in the presence of HIS only begotten son for the first and only time, there was separation.

I think even Jesus Christ himself knowing all things, was not knowing the experience of this until that moment. Until the 40 days of temptation experience, Jesus could not have stated he knew temptations as we do and yet did not sin.

HE was not able until that moment with that experience, and when HE took our sin after being whipped, beaten down, thorns upon his head, spit on, had His own disciple deny Him 3 times and one other betrayed Him for 30 pieces of silver.

He even became to the lowest among men and washed the feet of His disciples and so low the position was view in that day, that again Peter commented that we would not allow Jesus to wash his feet, but Jesus explained what Peter would not have if Peter was not willing. So HE knows what we face and He knows that we must have an unshakable relationship with the Holy Father through Him in order to fill the GAP forever of the Separation from GOD for each of us.

It is the pain that GOD must have known and why He has made a way for us all to not be separated from HIM. GOD IS LOVE. (1John 1:9)  Be Still and know that I AM, GOD. (Psalm 46:10) GOD is LOVE so be still and know I AM LOVE which I have stated in other blog posts.

There is a very wonderful but deeply humbling video that was made from a movie titled “John 3:16 -Story of Love” which was edited and a speakers voice added as dialog concerning something that I don’t think many believer’s look into as deeply as they should, in my opinion. The best way to describe it is to click that link of the title and watch it yourself. It is about 19 minutes long, but it will have a familiar cadence to it. I implore you to be absorbed in each character and in the words, and tone of the speaker. This about a Father that Loves the Son and Son that Loves a Father, but both become separated and the WHY is revealed.

When April 21, 2019 comes and if you find yourself and your family, remember Jesus did die on the Cross of Calvary once for all our sins. However on that day when you are celebrating it, remember the entire reason for Jesus to die for us was to do also the rest of the Love of GOD, to overcome death and to take away forever the power of sin to hold us, so on Easter Sunday, it is often called Happy Resurrection day. It is the resurrection of Jesus Christ that makes everything come to the pinnacle of His death and the risen live so we know “HE LIVES, HE LIVES, CHRIST JESUS LIVES TODAY!”

I pray each person that comes and reviews this blog and my artwork understands the gift of Salvation. No matter who, what, where, when or how you or your life has been, you can be saved.

The Gospel message is simple and very transforming to your life. Just start and let the Love of Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit carry you to the gift of Salvation.

If you send an email requesting Salvation Prayer, you will be prayed for and we will make sure you get some information about taking the walk of Salvation.

If you want to know more about Salvation right now, please click that link below this sentence. Remember to consider others as you change your life and share with someone else so they have a chance to change their lives today.

The Gospel Message to Salvation

Remember, view the images that are posted in the NEW ART section of this website. If there is a link for “Enter Drawing” and you would like to have a chance to get one of the available Art Frames, don’t wait. The drawings are on the 28th day of each month when available. We will contact the winner and get the art frame shipped to you. There is no charges for this. To the winner of the drawing, it is freely given. We do not ask for any money for the Cross Illuminated Art that is given, not even shipping and handling.

Thank you for taking the time to view my Art and also to read and to share with others this website.

If there are any questions please send an email to info@mycrossilluminatedart.net

If you set the world away from your life for a moment and focus on the Cross and what it means, your life will be transformed. It all starts at the Cross, where Christ Jesus, paid it all for us all. 6cy88REcn

 

Click on the Cross at the right, see where His blood paid for our sins.

 

If you need prayer then send a request by clicking the word prayer.

Also if you would be interested in some of my art, then go to the New Art section and see what is available. Enter the drawing of any available NEW ART.

Focus on GOD through Jesus Christ, daily. If you will give GOD the focus, he will show you the reason he created you and if you commit your works to him, he will place the thoughts in your heart so you know what you should be accomplishing in your life.

God Bless and may his face shine upon you in 2019 !!! 

Artist Sharon Smith

 

 

Accepting GOD

The title of the blog, “Accepting GOD” is really a prefix to the rest of a statement. Like Psalm 46:10 where it is stated, “Be Still and know that I AM GOD”, Accepting GOD is accepting what GOD is in any circumstance in any moment of anyone’s life.

In 1 John 4:8 it states, that GOD is Love. Therefore when we accept who GOD is, we could also be accepting GOD by stating “Be Still and know that I AM LOVE”. Accepting GOD as the solution, the overall victory in anything that we may think we are facing. He is not the author of our FEAR.

Accepting GOD is knowing in all certainty that He is always carrying a Solid Gold platter of the things we don’t deserve and purposes to give them anyway, having Godly zeal to serve each of us with great delight, but because we do not just naturally go to Accepting GOD, we stop GOD right in the moment HIS blessing tray is moving toward us and cause HIM to stop and place it on the shelf along with the myriad of other blessings that HE has setup for us. We constantly interrupt the path of delivery.

We go to the place in us where we are convinced we can do it ourselves and thus we place Accepting GOD into refusing GOD, not bluntly or on purpose, but because we are predisposed that we don’t need GOD or to accept Him completely as who HE really is for us.

This is the burden of the flesh, the sin that oozes to separate us from GOD. The same thing that put Lucifer one of GOD’s top angels into the role of Satan the father of lies, the accuser of the brethren. Read the Bible accounts of Adam and Eve, the slick tongue serpent convinces them that they could be GOD and could do it themselves. It was the same topic that Lucifer told himself, that he could be GOD.

In the animations created by the Bible Project series concerning all the books of the Bible and the focus animations on particular subjects, there is a series called the Wisdom series. They are Proverbs, Ecclesiastics and the Book of JOB. If you have a chance watch these 3 in series as they present them. Use this Link to bring you to YouTube and watch this series. Watch them in order as they all three make more sense when viewed as the group they are, books of Wisdom.

As you listen to the Book of JOB the storytellers explain as they come to the end and in a simple way the reason or the conclusion to be reached as to the wisdom of the book of JOB. It is key to realize when you are Accepting GOD, that is what makes life so much easier to take, good or evil, high points or the low points.

Accepting GOD means taking him in total, not that you can understand the totality of GOD and you are not expected to as a believer. But having Faith and realizing undoubtedly that GOD has a resume that no one could interview HIM or know or understand what HE truly knows, has done, is doing and will be doing.

Sure GOD has shared and revealed to us what we must know, if we would only abide in his word and live it is faith and in works of that faith in the manner that GOD has provided for each of us, so completely. Accepting GOD, it is easy to say, but not so easy to do, it takes great focus and truly not being of the world, but being of GOD and living in the principles of the word of GOD, the teachings of Jesus Christ and taking every step you take being as Jesus Christ told us to be, Loving one another, even the enemies.

There was an illustration once by a visiting Pastor to our church that was interesting in the accepting of GOD and how we try to do it. It was portrayed by the use of a backpack. Imagine the backpack is a current trouble or concern in your heart, so great you are so overwhelmed that you have no clue on how to handle or overcome it.

You take the backpack and go to the Throne of Grace. You humbly lay the backpack down before the Throne of Grace and you look with your puppy eyes at our LORD and tell Him, this backpack and all that is contained in it are yours now. I can’t do anything with the contents and they are destroying my life. The Lord smiles and nods. You, with the weight of the backpack off your back, start to leave and go about your way skipping in joy.

But it is only a short while and you find yourself outside the door of the Throne room. You see the backpack sitting there and you want to go get it now. It is calling you back, asking you why did you leave me? You make excuses your wallet was in there and you need to access it so you crawl in quietly and kinda borrow it back. The Lord sees you and looks, and you give your reason for the need of the backpack, but you are not fooling the Lord.

You want to be proper, so you tell Him you are going to take it outside the door so you don’t interrupt others in there with Him. In a moment of what you think is victory you walk, with all the weight of the backpack on you again, more so now because you have not accepted the LORD was capable. You took back your issues and concerns and why, you missed them? No, because it is very difficult to be Accepting GOD as the answer to every concern, every issue we face.

In 1 Peter 5:7 it states, “Cast your Cares on Him for He cares for you”. Think about the one who makes that statement, PETER ! the man that some refer to as having a foot shaped mouth because he was always putting his foot in his mouth. The man that did deny Christ 3 times and was told before hand that he would do so. He had a hard time Accepting GOD, (Jesus the Messiah, GOD among us). He walked with Jesus for almost 3 years, and still it was hard for him to let his backpack remain in the Throne room and he did not even have access as we do. (The veil had not yet be torn for him before Christ Jesus death on the cross).

Accepting GOD is difficult, but it is not impossible. We are saved by Grace, and not by what we do. It is a gift of GOD out of a Love that exceeds our understanding.

Accepting GOD is a struggle, it is not easy and it is not something we can do at the start of a new year and then fall off later in year when we get tired of the battle. Lovingly GOD knows this and he provides for us all the ways to overcome the issues and be victorious. We have to just start Accepting GOD to see that provision take affect.

I pray each person that comes and reviews this blog and my artwork understands the gift of Salvation. No matter who, what, where, when or how you or your life has been, you can be saved.

The Gospel message is simple and very transforming to your life. Just start and let the Love of Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit carry you to the gift of Salvation.

If you send an email requesting Salvation Prayer, you will be prayed for and we will make sure you get some information about taking the walk of Salvation.

If you want to know more about Salvation right now, please click that link below this sentence. Remember to consider others as you change your life and share with someone else so they have a chance to change their lives today.

The Gospel Message to Salvation

Remember, view the images that are posted in the NEW ART section of this website. If there is a link for “Enter Drawing” and you would like to have a chance to get one of the available Art Frames, don’t wait. The drawings are on the 28th day of each month when available. We will contact the winner and get the art frame shipped to you. There is no charges for this. To the winner of the drawing, it is freely given. We do not ask for any money for the Cross Illuminated Art that is given, not even shipping and handling.

Thank you for taking the time to view my Art and also to read and to share with others this website.

If there are any questions please send an email to info@mycrossilluminatedart.net

If you set the world away from your life for a moment and focus on the Cross and what it means, your life will be transformed. It all starts at the Cross, where Christ Jesus, paid it all for us all. 6cy88REcn

 

Click on the Cross at the right, see where His blood paid for our sins.

 

If you need prayer then send a request by clicking the word prayer.

Also if you would be interested in some of my art, then go to the New Art section and see what is available. Enter the drawing of any available NEW ART.

Focus on GOD through Jesus Christ, daily. If you will give GOD the focus, he will show you the reason he created you and if you commit your works to him, he will place the thoughts in your heart so you know what you should be accomplishing in your life.

God Bless and may his face shine upon you in 2019 !!! 

Artist Sharon Smith

 

 

 

 

Free, Free, Free, Really !!

Seems in 2019 the use of “Free” is making a come back. Of all the things you could use the word Free in association with is doing your Federal Taxes in the USA, with “free, free, free”. There is currently one commercial on media channels which Free, Free, Free is being touted.

In light of starting 2019, it might be of low importance though since the USA Government has been on hold to financially function until some political issues are resolved. Again as in a previous blog post, I think again of Isaiah 9:6 and the government shall be upon his shoulders. But I digress, back to free.

So what is Free, what is the origin of Free as a word? In etymology, one of the meanings of free is, “Sense of given without cost.” in some uses or languages or time of centuries past it was associated with a woman and the Love that a relationship could lead into.  The word Free itself is in other terms of etymology as an adjective, which could be stated “word used to qualify, limit, or define a noun or noun-like part of speech”, seems odd that Free would be associated with the word that means to “qualify, limit or define” another word. So Free in itself supports some other word and is not a stand-alone word, but supports more than just FREE! A “Free Gift”, for instance, would put this into perspective.

The reality on earth is, there is nothing for free. Somebody, some entity, has to pay for it. As my husband has stated, “nothing is for free, somebody somewhere had to pay for it.” This even applies to our Holy Father in heaven above. While in Romans 5:8 it states this is a free gift, it still took the life in the flesh of GOD as Jesus Christ to pay for our sins to make a way for our salvation and that was a cost which goes above and beyond anything that compares with anything we as people in any capacity are capable of giving. I don’t mean to say that a soldier or a hero who went into a situation to fight for others to have life, liberty or freedom, to sacrifice themselves for others are not giving of themselves freely, but each of their sacrifices took from those in their lives, parents, brother’s, sister’s, family, friends, futures and all for others. Even Jesus Christ himself stated there was no better sacrifice than when a friend lays down his life for another, but that death other than for the Glorification of GOD still ends up costing the others that were a part of their lives.

Free on earth does not mean without obligations or strings. If you get something for free, the value of it can be taxed so you may have to shell out some money for the free thing. You might have to participate in a survey or try something for a time before free is given. Rarely, if ever, is anything completely free created by human beings on this earth.

Salvation is freely given, there is no obligation to accept it, but the gift is beyond compare and you will not get taxed, get a bill, there will be no collection after time because you don’t have the ability to pay and there are no long qualification steps to receive it. It is given already. There was the resurrection, but there is no repossession of your salvation once received. Christ was more than enough, so we don’t need to pray to GOD that Jesus needs to be nailed back on the cross because it did not cover your sins payment!

When historians changed from B.C. to A.D., salvation was available and it is something that could not be given until Jesus Christ died on the cross for us all and was resurrected. If you want humility, think of what GOD has given; Adam walked in the cool of the day with GOD. Even he, his first creation, did not receive the gift of Salvation as we have been offered. Adam’s sins were paid for, so Adam has that even though he died in the flesh before Jesus came and did so for us all. So we who have lived the past 2000 + years have the free gift of Salvation if we will accept it. It has no borders, it can be accepted 24 hours a day, 365.25 days per year and in any language, in any time zone and it can be received alone or in a group, on the mountain top or in a hole in the ground. (“There are no Atheists in a Fox Holes”)

“The same is true with God’s gift of salvation. To us it’s free, but it cost God the life of His Son. The reason is that on the cross Jesus Christ became the final sacrifice for our sins. He paid for our salvation with His blood.”

So when you see the word FREE, know that even the Creator of all there was and is and ever will be, could not give a free gift, without a cost, but don’t let what it cost go and not be received; “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8.

I pray each person that comes and reviews this blog and my artwork understands the gift of Salvation. No matter who, what, where, when or how you or your life has been, you can be saved.

The Gospel message is simple and very transforming to your life. Just start and let the Love of Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit carry you to the gift of Salvation.

If you send an email requesting Salvation Prayer, you will be prayed for and we will make sure you get some information about taking the walk of Salvation.

If you want to know more about Salvation right now, please click that link below this sentence. Remember to consider others as you change your life and share with someone else so they have a chance to change their lives today.

The Gospel Message to Salvation

Remember, view the images that are posted in the NEW ART section of this website. If there is a link for “Enter Drawing” and you would like to have a chance to get one of the available Art Frames, don’t wait. The drawings are on the 28th day of each month when available. We will contact the winner and get the art frame shipped to you. There is no charges for this. To the winner of the drawing, it is freely given. We do not ask for any money for the Cross Illuminated Art that is given, not even shipping and handling.

Thank you for taking the time to view my Art and also to read and to share with others this website.

If there are any questions please send an email to info@mycrossilluminatedart.net

If you set the world away from your life for a moment and focus on the Cross and what it means, your life will be transformed. It all starts at the Cross, where Christ Jesus, paid it all for us all. 6cy88REcn

 

Click on the Cross at the right, see where His blood paid for our sins.

 

If you need prayer then send a request by clicking the word prayer.

Also if you would be interested in some of my art, then go to the New Art section and see what is available. Enter the drawing of any available NEW ART.

Focus on GOD through Jesus Christ, daily. If you will give GOD the focus, he will show you the reason he created you and if you commit your works to him, he will place the thoughts in your heart so you know what you should be accomplishing in your life.

God Bless and may his face shine upon you in 2019 !!! 

Artist Sharon Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auld Lang Syne

In 1788 Robert Burns sent the poem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Scots Musical Museum, indicating that it was an ancient song but that he’d been the first to record it on paper. The phrase ‘auld lang syne’ roughly translates as ‘for old times’ sake’, and the song is all about preserving old friendships and looking back over the events of the year.

It is sung all over the world, evoking a sense of belonging and fellowship, tinged with nostalgia.

It has long been a much-loved Scottish tradition to sing the song just before midnight. Everyone stands in a circle holding hands, then at the beginning of the final verse (‘And there’s a hand my trusty friend’) they cross their arms across their bodies so that their left hand is holding the hand of the person on their right, and their right hand holds that of the person on their left. When the song ends, everyone rushes to the middle, still holding hands, and probably giggling.

Yes, Christmas, the honoring of the greatest gift our Savior Jesus Christ, has recently passed in time and now we sing this ‘Auld Lang Syne’ as the ball drops in Times Square, fireworks light the skies and we come and raise a toast in some way to what may come, but often we forget to give thanks for what has past to get us to January 1, 2019.

Jesus was the beginning of the end of our feeble attempt to try and earn our salvation, which we never could have done of our own strength. By a gift of GOD among us (Emanuel) who would grow up and about 33 years later would make the payment with his very life, once for all, began. As we begin this New Year, we are the flesh of GOD ‘s creation and seem to have a need to start a fresh, improve health, or add a Bible reading plan or give up something that tempts us and leads us to a sinful situation perhaps.

Whatever it is, suddenly the big push for the goals and resolutions for 2019 are in full force and every gym is cashing in on the bet that many will join, some will come, less will stay at it and for a year there will be a paying membership of which no effort will be given. Weight loss programs have the same goal. All of these have their place and do give attention for a moment what needs our attention, our health in some way.

It is not that we are lazy, but it is we want to change things which are of the world and in the flesh. What we should be doing is taking the steps to pray, to give thanks, to join hands in a circle and praise our GOD that created a 2019 for us to make a difference and thrive in Jesus name to spread the Gospel message, so the lost can find the way. We see them everywhere, even in the mirror. We need to be aware of how others might see us and to live so that others can see the Love of Christ in us and thus our relationship with GOD through the way the truth and the life that is Jesus Christ.

We are never asked in GOD ‘s word to be perfect. That will happen in the day we are walking in the cool of the day with GOD. Jesus did not go to gym, he walked, and observed that he had to redeem the time for the days were evil. He had to go about his father’s business he once announced to his own Mother, Mary. He prayed, daily and sincerely and he took the time to share, to be a friend, to weep with those that wept, to help another as he was able and as they had belief or Faith in what he told them and in who he really was, Jesus Christ the son of GOD. He was a teacher and He was challenged at every turn by unbelievers and sometimes his own group of believers, just like it is today.

Satan has perfected his craft of distraction so that we are focusing on the things that don’t matter so GOD’s purpose is not fulfilled, but his will is fulfilled and Jesus told us the gates of hell would not prevail against His church.

So in the rough translation of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, we should meditate using GOD’s word ‘for old times’ sake’, and tasks ourselves in preserving old friendships and looking back over the events of the year. The past has it’s place and when used in the manner GOD intends, we will see what we should do and what we should not do so that we will have a life in Christ and build up treasures in heaven where nothing will touch them because despite the earth, it is where our heart is found.

So when you are thinking about the GYM membership, do so if you will also take along the electronic device so you can hear a your favorite mix of worship music as you warm up. Then switch over to a message by one of the many messengers that are teaching us GOD’s word today and enrich your life by how GOD is speaking to you not through the treadmill or the free weights, but through the one muscle that needs the workout more so that any on the outside, your HEART for Christ Jesus and thus your HEART for GOD.

Oh and if you say the GYM is not where you are at for 2019, then seek the face of GOD, and take the challenge that if you seek me you will find me. Make 2019 the year you seek GOD, you share the Gospel and you walk the walk that GOD has called each of us to walk.

If you say you don’t know what you are supposed to do, then start your day asking GOD, what is on our agenda today? Then be at peace and let Him tell you, show you and place the voice of His Holy Spirit very clear in your being so you will know. GOD loves to play the treasure hunting game. If you are paying attention, you may meet an Angel, have a small child tell you a BIG wisdom you needed to know or you might find someone who is lost and help them find their way in Christ Jesus by planing a seed and letting GOD water and fertilize it so it will grow. When you read the Bible there is a list of people who by all accounts would not be who one might pick to do the work of GOD, but GOD has overwhelmingly demonstrated that he can take anyone in any situation and any condition and use them for do HIS will for His good, even wicked for the day of evil. So he can use you.

So make that 2019 resolution a target you want to hit on the first day and 364 days later, by asking GOD to show you the plan and path he created you for in His plan for Good, though we don’t see it. Remember His Ways are above our ways and His thoughts are above our Thoughts. So we don’t often see where the crooked path with lead, but we can see where he has always made it straight when we take the time to sing in ourselves the ‘auld lang syne’.

This site was created as a site for giving. I would ask you to please Give and help me continue to Give by entering the drawing for a Art Frame which features the Tree of the Cross of Calvary there is no cost.  Please Give to our favorite places to donate and that we are a part of like Give Hope Ministries.org, Silent Voices.org who are both good non-profits doing wonderful things for others that are in need and a financial gift is very much a life changer. We personally know the founders and GOD multiplies anything given to these non-profits. We have seen it first hand. These are tax deductible non-profits as well in good standing.

I pray each person that comes and reviews this artwork understands the gift of Salvation. No matter who, what, where, when or how you or your life has been, you can be saved.

The Gospel message is simple and very transforming to your life. Just start and let the Love of Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit carry you to the gift of Salvation.

If you send an email requesting Salvation Prayer, you will be prayed for and we will make sure you get some information about taking the walk of Salvation.

If you want to know more about Salvation right now, please click that link below this sentence. Remember to consider others as you change your life and share with someone else so they have a chance to change their life today.

The Gospel Message to Salvation

Remember, view the images that are posted in the NEW ART section of this website. If there is a link for “Enter Drawing” and you would like to have a chance to get one of the available Art Frames, don’t wait. The drawings are on the 28th day of each month when available. We will contact the winner and get the information to ship it to you. There is no charges for this. We do not ask for any money for the Cross Illuminated Art that is given.

Thank you for taking the time to view my Art and also to read and to share with others this website.

If there are any questions please send an email to info@mycrossilluminatedart.net

If you want prayer for Salvation, please email us at prayer@mycrossilluminatedart.net

If you set the world away from your life for moment and focus on the Cross and what it means, your life will be transformed. It all starts at the Cross, where Christ Jesus, paid it all for us all. Should you not consider to bask in the Glow of Jesus Christ?

6cy88REcn

 

 

 

If you need prayer then send a request by clicking the word prayer.

Also if you would be interested in some of my art, then go to the New Art section and see what is available. Enter the drawing of any available NEW ART.

 

Focus on GOD through Jesus Christ, daily. If you will give GOD the focus, he will show you the reason he created you and if you commit your works to him, he will place the thoughts in your heart so you know what you should be accomplishing in your life.

God Bless and may his face shine upon you and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 !!!

Artist Sharon Smith

 

 

 

Under the Tree

Soon the Celebration of the greatest gift ever given past, present or forever will come upon us. However, many will be focused on the best deal in the the art of the  super sale, how many packages are under the tree or how many times the delivery truck has brought that box with a smile or the one that you “wish” had 3 more coming for free.

Some will decorate the door with a wreath., Some will get a fresh tree and fill the house, with the smell of pine, drape it with shiny objects and with the invention of those LED lights and all the amazing animations they can perform to dazzle our minds in the glitter.. that tree will twinkle. The familiar music we hum from old and the new are strangely familiar.

There will be visits from people Aunt Joyce or Uncle Jack or Grandma, Grandpa, Nanna, Omba. Pappy, Papa and so forth. (You know the one you use, don;t deny it!!)

We will figure out how to take that Turkey or that Ham or whatever is your tradition and make is the best meal ever, to garner the accolades from our stuffed Loved ones. family or friend to make it all worth the effort.

Then while in the past generations would tell stories around the table or the sitting room, patio or a cozy fireplace, we will succumb to this being replaced with the “lets all sit around with our electronic devices surf and text while basically not talking to those we rarely see right there before us.” moments. we will make small talk with those that give some attention, though we might struggle for their name, because we are staring at that $300 purse they got from Uncle Joey, who is missing this year!!

This is what Christmas seems to be and it is a long departure from the days where we all sat around as a family in the morning, with Grandpa or Dad or the assigned eldest child opening the family Bible and turn to Luke 2 and read the story of the reason for the season, not Happy Holidays, but MERRY CHRISTMAS ! The birth of the greatest gift.

On that day of the greatest gift arrival, the lights were a bright star, the music was the sounds of the Angels rejoicing before the Shepherds tending their flocks and the gifts were not greater than he who gave us the indescribable gift.

There are two explanations of the Christmas story I love, one is when Linus of the Peanuts cartoon recites in “A Charlie Brown Christmas“, a classic and meaningful story that helps us understand the real meaning of Christmas. I thank Charles Schultz the creator for putting the meaning of Christmas where is would go on share the meaning for generations to come. The other is a video put out by Steelehouse Media, which is cute and humorous in how a child views what Christmas means.

Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree still can be found as a gift for those that want the nostalgia feeling added to the plenteous decorations they already collected. An less and less these days there is the missing symbol of the one tree that stands above all the others as it was once decorated with the gift we received over 2000 years ago born to Mary and Joseph in the town of Bethlehem and wrapped in swaddling clothes, visited by wise men from the East and Shepherds who were out tending their sheep that night.

There is a passage that sticks out these days as I have aged, Isaiah 9:6-7. All I can say is that he has some sturdy shoulders and if he can carry that much on his shoulders then we should have no doubts he is able to also carry us on his shoulders as well.

I would ask each one that reads this Blog share it with each person you know and ask them to please read the Christmas story for yourself found in Luke 2: 1:-21, to others, to the generations that shall come and to the generations that are looking for shoulders strong enough for their lives, and all peoples, when with sin he hung on the tree for us all. Let all the world stop and look at the gift we have been given so that we would have eternal life if we will take the PRESENT and RECEIVE HIM, Jesus Christ so that the Present turns into the Gift of Love that GOD has given, as GOD is Love and He demonstrates His Love in that while we were still sinners He sent his Son…

This site was created as a site for giving. I would ask you to please Give and help me continue to Give by entering the drawing for a Art Frame which features the Tree of the Cross of Calvary there is no cost.  Please Give to our favorite places to donate and that we are a part of like Give Hope Ministries.org, Silent Voices.org who are both good non-profits doing wonderful things for others that are in need and a financial gift is very much a life changer. We personally know the founders and GOD multiplies anything given to these non-profits. We have seen it first hand. These are tax deductible non-profits as well in good standing.

I pray each person that comes and reviews this artwork understands the gift of Salvation. No matter who, what, where, when or how you or your life has been, you can be saved.

The Gospel message is simple and very transforming to your life. Just start and let the Love of Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit carry you to the gift of Salvation.

If you send an email requesting Salvation Prayer, you will be prayed for and we will make sure you get some information about taking the walk of Salvation.

If you want to know more about Salvation right now, please click that link below this sentence. Remember to consider others as you change your life and share with someone else so they have a chance to change their life today.

The Gospel Message to Salvation

Remember, view the images that are posted in the NEW ART section of this website. If there is a link for “Enter Drawing” and you would like to have a chance to get one of the available Art Frames, don’t wait. The drawings are on the 28th day of each month when available. We will contact the winner and get the information to ship it to you. There is no charges for this. We do not ask for any money for the Cross Illuminated Art that is given.

Thank you for taking the time to view my Art and also to read and to share with others this website.

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If you set the world away from your life for moment and focus on the Cross and what it means, your life will be transformed. It all starts at the Cross, where Christ Jesus, paid it all for us all. Should you not consider to bask in the Glow of Jesus Christ?

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Focus on GOD through Jesus Christ, daily. If you will give GOD the focus, he will show you the reason he created you and if you commit your works to him, he will place the thoughts in your heart so you know what you should be accomplishing in your life.

God Bless and may his face shine upon you and MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

Artist Sharon Smith