Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:
Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people he favors!
I’m sure we all know this verse. The birth of Jesus. The angels speaking to the shepherds. We hear it on Christmas. But have you ever really thought about it?
How does a baby bring peace? It wasn’t as if troubles, trials, and persecutions would magically disappear just because Jesus was born.
Jesus’ birth did, however, signal the beginning of the reconciliation of God and his people. Because even though we have sinned, God still loves us. He wants a relationship with us. Jesus is our peacemaker. He was prophecised in the Old Testament ;And of course the New Testament is build upon Jesus’ teachings of love, obedience, and reconciliation:
He will be their peace.
For he is our peace, who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility.
Jesus’ presence on earth, even as an infant, gives us the ability to have peace with God.
While creating this entry, I made a simple background with Earl Grey Gelato. I also added some washi from a past kit, and mixed in enamel hearts with the card stock stickers. I wanted to stamp out “Peace on Earth” but lacked a stamp that said Earth. I could use stickers, but I wanted a cohesive look with the beautiful script lettering on the Peace stamp. so I flipped through my collection of Creative Retreat stamps and found the word heart. With a little creative stamping I changed heart into earth.
Here’s the step-by-step:
- cover the h with washi
- ink up the stamp
- remove the washi
- stamp eart
- clean the stamp really well
- cover eart with washi
- ink up the letter h
- remove the washi
- line up the h at the end of the word and stamp it down
I love digging into my past kit stash and mixing in old with the new. I hope you are inspired to do so as well! The Written on my Heart stamp set is still available in the shop. Using my link will give you a one time discount code on your next order.
If you follow this tutorial and share on Instagram, be sure to tag me @diana.doodles so I can see! Have fun getting creative!