"All that generation also were gathered to their fathers." Judges 2:10
No one likes to talk about death, though it is appointed to each of us once to die, and then the judgment. Hebrews 9:27 We say someone has "died", "passed on", "kicked off" and other phrases.
In reading in the Old Testament, I often come across the phrase that someone was "gathered to their fathers" or "gathered to their people". I greatly like this phrase. It has none of the negative connotations that others do. It cuts to the truth of the event - we are gathered to our fathers, our ancestors, when this life is over.
I especially love this quote, "All that generation also were gathered to their fathers.". I like the feeling of community that comes with being part of a generation rather than one lone soul entering the vast unknown. It not only has the warmth of being rejoined to those before us, but it makes a picture in my mind of this massive sort of filing system God has for souls. All that generation also was gathered to their fathers. Each of us tucked safely away, neat and in order, tenderly and lovingly, to await the judgment.
He does love every one of us. It breaks His heart that the majority of the souls He created will live their lives choosing to reject Him even after all He's given and done to save us, and have choose an eternity in hell over His free gift of heaven. There's still time to change your destination. How about turning off the TV, the telephone and all the other distractions and getting on your knees before your God in genuine heart-felt repentance tonight?
Sweetly Embossed Stationery is EVERYTHING you could want in soft, elegant embossing, even transparent elements so you can make even more embossed items to add to this GIANT kit with 116 pieces! Perfect for weddings, babies and everyday! Due to the delicate and subtle nature of this fabulous kit, items being shrunk for preview purposes really don't show the wonderful detail. Click the image to enlarge, but do download the freebie so you can really see a page of this awesome kit full size. Many of the papers are neutral with embossed designs and are lovely that way, but I've included frames/borders in the seven colors of this kit that lay perfectly on lots of the pages to cover the clear embossed border and add a touch of color. Just drag them on top the paper and center them! There are also oval frames that can be used alone or with the transparent scallops tucked behind them. It's such a versatile kit and so many pieces! Click the Buy It Now Button under the image to purchase from my PayPal Store for $5.99. This is such a special collection that I just couldn't stop...so there's an Add On Kit available too for $2.99 - details below.
Upper and Lower Alpha, Numbers & Punctuation
24 Frames & Borders (some transparent)
4 Journal Tags
4 Dot Circles (two transparent)
3 Dot Rows (two transparent)
8 Hearts (one transparent)
Including Wedding & Baby Papers & Frames
2 Plaques (one transparent)
Sweetly Embossed Stationery Add On:
Sweetly Embossed Stationery Add On has 20 pieces:
4 - 9 picture QPs: 1 plain, 2 w/text border, 1 w/blank border so you can add your own text
3 - 1 picture QPs (shrink to use as frames)
7 color double borders to add to frames
One texture was used in making this kit that I got as a freebie many years ago and I don't know who to credit. I'm so sorry and thank you!