Friday, December 05, 2008

Can you Give me "Watchful" verses?

Here I am, minutes from walking out the door to the church where I'll be decorating my table for the Ladies' Christmas Breakfast. I am always really excited about it, but what I have come to realize about tablescapes and bulletin boards is that
1) I love to plan them but
2) don't particularly enjoy executing them and
3) battle sinful comparison with women whose natural talent is decorating.

I think in themes and in details (big picture, minutiae) but still underestimate time. I run out of time for the minutiae.

Which brings me to the theme of this year's table of mine. Time. Watch. Clocks.

I need your help, if you have time (get it?) with the last details of my table: the verses. I need 8 verses that have "watch" as a keyword, particularly in relation to watching for the Messiah, being watchful, shepherds watching, etc. That's my first choice (8 with "watch") but "time" is an alternative. I want them to be a mix of Christ's first coming AND his second.

These will be typed on placecards, attached with burgundy ribbon to gold napkins which are "tied" with a gold or silver (25-cent or free) watch. (Thanks again, Krista, for the freebie. It looks perfect.)

Now I'm out of here. Pray I don't break dishes. For a while I thought my theme would be "Only Seven." I was coming up with 7 teacups, 7 forks, 7 white napkins for Sarah's table . (Hers is simple , cute, and thoughtful one with bright red and darling penguins. I want to be like her when I grow up.)

So, will you "watch" for verses and leave them in my comment box? I'll check back later today on this ZMZ station. Thanks!


Amy said...

Here's a smattering from a quick search, hope a few of these will be helpful!

Psalm 5:3
O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

Psalm 59:9
O my Strength, I will watch for you,for you, O God, are my fortress.

Matthew 25:13
Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

Matthew 26:38
Then he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me."

Mark 14:38
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Luke 2:8
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Luke 21:34
But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.

Luke 23:49
And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things.

1 Corinthians 16:13
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men [well, that might not work!!], be strong.

Colossians 4:2
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

1 Timothy 4:16
Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Revelation 6:1
[ The Seven Seals ] Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Come!"

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Amy!