Wednesday, November 23, 2011

All this, and Jesus, too!

Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 
1 Corinthians 15:57  

Thanks to the Lord, Jehovah Jireh, for His abundant provision. He shall supply ALL of our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus! (Philippians 4:19)

There is a story of a pastor walking down the street and as he passed a rickety, little shack, he heard a voice saying in wonderment, over and over. "All this, and Jesus, too!" Not being able to pass by without satisfying his curiosity, he peeked in the window. At a meager table knelt a withered, old man,his body ravaged by years in the mines. In his coal-stained hands, he held a piece of bread and before him was a small bowl of very thin porridge. The dear saint lifted his eyes and hands toward heaven and once again exclaimed, with deep adoration and thankfulness, "All this, and Jesus, too!"

May the Lord give us the grace to see just how richly we have been blessed and to lift our hearts to Him in thanksgiving and adoration. If we are the Lord's, if we are trusting in Jesus, is there really anything else that is necessary?
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Card Details

Stamps: Layers of Color Sent with Love; Verve
Card Stock:
Stampin' Up! Basic Black, metallic bronze
Ink: VersaFine Onyx, Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Beige
Accessories:  Leaf punch, corner punch

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Jan, what a beautiful post, I LOVE that story. What a good reminder of how abundantly rich our lives are and that we have more blessings than we deserve. I'm going to share it at the Thanksgiving table today.

    I love your card, and that scripture of course which sums it all up. I appreciate you linking up to Scripture Thursday. And....I LOVE your new blog header, what a beautiful and peaceful background.

    God bless, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ~ Abby

  2. AMEN!! So beautifully shared, Jan Marie! Thank you! :o)
    I really love your new blog's gorgeous and such a wonderful tribute to our Lord!
    A Very Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours!...Nancy :o)

  3. Thank you Jan Marie for your sharing. It sure puts things in perspective! Thank you.
    Love your card - it is really dramatic.

  4. Gorgeous new banner and LOVE this card/post!

  5. Oooo Jan that new banner is so pretty. Your card is beautiful too.
    Thank you for sharing it on Word Art Wednesday. :o)

    Have a great day.

  6. The card is so elegant. Thanks for the story. We are so blessed-plus Jesus!!

  7. This is a beautiful card! Your colors are just gorgeous! Speaking of beautiful -- Your new heading banner is fantastic! As you know, I love working with the blessing He has given, and it is obvious you do too. Thanks for sharing, good luck on any challenges you've entered!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!