Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hymn Scripture Challenge with Patter Cross - #2 - It Is Well With My Soul

The hymn " It is Well with My Soul" is one I have sung many times and have heard before  the story behind the writing of this wonderful hymn. Please pop over to Patter's blog to read the very touching story and how strong the faith of the writer of this hymn was.

On my digital art I chose to share the third verse of the hymn as it is a verse that gives me great hope and I knew what scripture I would also share as I knew how well it went with this verse:
My sin oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more;
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, O my soul!

The scripture is:
.... having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross.    - Colossians 2:13-14

I found these words about this scripture from The Peoples New Testament Commentary:

Nailing it to the cross. When the Jews nailed Jesus to the cross they drove the nails into their own law. The old dispensation was ended; the blood of the new covenant was shed from the wounds of the nails.

Whenever I watch the movies depicting  the crucifixion and hear the sound of the nails being hammered ( I heard this many times when I acted the part of Mary at the cross during a community presentation of "Christmas the Full Story),  shivers run through my body. How thankful I am that my Saviour took the punishment I deserved.  
Thankyou Jesus for those nails.

For my digital art I used a kit called My Angel by Terry Maruca and also an action by Terry Maruca to create the folded corner.


  1. This is beautiful Anne-Marie. I love the folded corner and the doilies holding the music sheet down. So pretty! The verse is my favorite too - and I'm right along with you with the shivers.

  2. What a beautiful presentation, your blog text and the scrap. Thank you. And I'm with you -- thanking Him too. xox

  3. Lovely page, Anne-Marie. Love the different dimensions you page has even though it is digital. Love the crochet!!! Blessings!!


  4. Anne-Marie what a beautiful page and yes, I am also thankful for the cross and that He took the punishment for me. I am forgiven even though I did not deserve it.

  5. Amen! I always say that after I read your sharing, Anne-Marie!
    Your page is gorgeous. It always amazes me what you do with your digital creations! Thank you!...Nancy :o)

  6. so very thought provoking and lovely.

  7. How beautiful! The hymn is one of my favorites and you've showcased it well!


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