About the Contest Winner…
Last month’s competition was to come up with a caption, short story, story for the picture below drawn by Alexandra, who is now a member of our illustration team. The winner of this month’s contest was Heather Willoughby! Her caption is with the picture below:
“In times of trial will your heart be like a thunderstorm, or a glorious spring day?”
We also had a few Bible verses that seem to go along with this, they were inspired by Sara’s Dad. This is Isaiah 61:1-3 NASB:
The Spirit of the Lord [a]God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
To bring good news to the [b]afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to captives
And [c]freedom to prisoners;
2 To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3 To grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
So they will be called [d]oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
We also think that James 1:2-8 in the same version goes well with this too:
2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various [c]trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces [d]endurance. 4 And let [e]endurance have its perfect [f]result, so that you may be [g]perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and [h]without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 being a [i]double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
We highly suggest reading the context around these verses.