It's time for another Salt Challenge and today's challenge comes from Tanis, her topic is Listening to God. Please visit the Salt blog to read her excellent write-up. As I spoke to my husband about this topic, he put me on a bit of a different track. As Christians we desire to know God's will, to hear His voice and follow His path. My husband pointed me to Hebrews 1:1-2 where it says: "In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us through His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe."
Jesus is God's final word to mankind. Matthew Henry calls us to examine "God's method of communicating his mind and will [in these] last days as they are called . . . . The times of the gospel are the last times, the gospel revelation is the last we are to expect from God. There was first the natural revelation; then the patriarchal, by dreams, visions, and voices; then the Mosaic, in the law given forth and written down; then the prophetic, in explaining the law, and giving clearer discoveries of Christ: but now we must expect no new revelation, but only more of the Spirit of Christ to help us better to understand what is already revealed." (Henry, Matthew. "Commentary on Hebrews 1." . Blue Letter Bible. 1 Mar 1996. 2009. 17 Sep 2009.)
As we seek to listen to God we should be careful to not seek God apart from His Word and His final Word - the son, Jesus Christ. I was reminded of another song by Michael Card which I've added here for you to hear and read. The text is based on Hebrews 1:2 and sums it up perfectly.
Lyrics | Michael Card - The Final Word lyrics
My ATC today uses a portion of Hebrews 1:2 and focuses on the incarnation of The Final Word - Jesus. The stamp is from Paper Pretties, The Nativity. I hope you visit the rest of the Salt team to be blessed by their work on this topic. We also invite you to play along and leave us a link!
Cardstock: White (Gina K Designs), Patterned Paper: retired, Stamps: The Nativity (Paper Pretties), Ink: Memento, Accessories: Foam adhesive, paper piercer, Nestabilities, Copic markers, rhinestones