I’d like to tell you about our two newest cards, Great Faithfulness and Great Faithfulness cross-stitch. To see enlarged views of these cards, you can scroll to the bottom of the website page after you click here.
The text on the back of these two cards is from the book of Lamentations 3:21-26:
This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning;
Great is Thy faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I have hope in Him.”
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
to those who seek Him.
It is good that he waits silently
for the salvation of the Lord.
The book of Lamentations is a lament attributed to Jeremiah the Prophet of the Lord and written from exile after the fall of Jerusalem to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. It is a beautiful poem with raw emotions and reflections of the beautiful city that was destroyed due to its gross, repeated transgressions and rebellion against God.
Lamentations 3:19-20 reads, “Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness. Surely my soul remembers and is bowed down within me.” In the midst of the prophet’s grief, he then remembers… he recalls the steadfast love of the Lord that never ceases. The passages on the back of these two cards capture together the reflections of the painful past with hope in God.
2,700 years later, in this difficult, uncertain time, evil goes beyond what our minds can fathom. Our hearts faint with news of more and more atrocities, but God is our Anchor. When we shake, He is the Rock beneath our feet; when we fear, He is our Fortress; when “all around our soul gives way,” He gives us the eternal hope of His presence. Great is His faithfulness!
Revelation 21:1-4, the vision of John on the Isle of Patmos, records our hope:
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
Our eyes are on You, Lord Jesus! You are our Hope!
God bless you,