Wednesday Wisdom: The Dayspring

Renee Ann Smith —  December 10, 2013 — 19 Comments
Dayspring 1Through the tender mercy of our God with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us. To give light to those who sit in darkness & the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. ~I John 1:78&79~

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Dayspring 2ab

CPhoto Backstory: The first pic is from last year, when my students pulled out all the stops to decorate our little corner of the school. I created the second graphic with tagxedo.com. I’ve been playing with how to use the site for school & made a few graphics for myself. (As always, feel free to download & share any graphics.)

Dayspring is one of my favorite names for Christ. I found this little story from an unknown writer to explain the concept of Dayspring . . . 

“The picture is borrowed from the caravan which has missed its way in the desert. The unfortunate pilgrims, overtaken by the night, are sitting down expecting death, when suddenly a star brightly beams above them. They take courage at the sight. The whole caravan leaps to its feet.

It is the Dayspring, the herald of the coming day, and soon they see the great orb himself filling the east with orient pearl and gold.”

Such a beautiful thought! How have your lives been illuminated by the Dayspring this week, sweet friends? I’d love to hear!

This week I’m linking up with Miscellany Monday, Splashin’ with Sara, Tuesday Muse, WW Create with Joy, WW Catch My Words, WW That Suburban Mama, WW Ms Mystery Case, WW Heartbeat Magazine, Wisdom Wednesday, Wholehearted Home Wednesdays, Wordless Wednesday, Wordful Wednesday, Woman to Woman, WW Books & More, WW Mom’s Own Words, WW Stacy Uncorked, Jenny’s Wordless Wednesday, Mommy Blog Hoppers WW, Sugar & Spice WW, Mrs. Tee WW, Funny Things WW, Frugality WW, Mary Denman WW, Raising My Boys WW, Winsome Wednesday, Wise Woman Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, WW @PD Mama, Judy’s WW, WW Blogspot, WW 5 Min for Mom, Whimsy Wednesday, Rurality Blog Hop, Thursday Favorite Things, Thriving ThursdayLittle Things Thursday, Hearts for Home, Thoughtful Thursday, Raising Mighty Arrows, Share the Joy Thursday, Time Travel Thursday, Create It Thursday, Desire to Inspire,Thrive @Home Link Up, Thought provoking Thursday, Grace at Home, Faith-filled Friday,  Fellowship Friday, Friendship Friday, Freedom Friday, Womanhood w/ Purpose Friday Link Up, Essential Friday Link-up, InstaFriday @Life Rearranged, Still Saturday, Sunday Snapshot, Heart Reflected, Fresh-brewed Sundays, and The Sunday Community.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

19 responses to Wednesday Wisdom: The Dayspring

  1. I love the angel part. :)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

  2. Beautiful picture. Beautiful words.
    Happy Holidays!
    :-)
    Traci

  3. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Be blessed with His peace.

  4. I love this angel! However, my boss is not going to love the fact that you turned me on to Tagxedo! I have been looking for something like that forever!!!! Thank you so much!

  5. Lovely thoughts and graphics today. I love tweeting your quotes –
    Blessiings!

  6. That’s a beautiful piece of scripture.

  7. What a blessing.
    Those kids are very creative!

    Very beautiful post!

  8. I love the angel! Thanks for sharing at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama.

  9. I love the picture of the angel, how neat.

    Thanks for linking with Woman to Woman’s Word Filled Wednesday. God bless!

  10. I love them all.. pretty!

    Have a fantastic week!

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.

  11. Renee, I really like your Dayspring picture. Could I put it up on my blog? I don’t know the copyright rules for this so thought I would ask.

  12. Ah, Renee … creatively beautiful and oh so generous of you to share with us all. Sweet blessings this day!

  13. Thanks for this generous offering! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  14. Love the image created by the story and the verse! Equally love the graphics. Blessings to you!

  15. Lovely! Thank you for sharing.

  16. Beautiful images, Renee.
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Blessings
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions.

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