The theme of the challenge is "This is Love" - I thought this Scripture verse was perfect, so I arranged this dying bloom on my Bible and snapped away. These were the two best shots of the bunch. I did the same editing treatment for both photos and did a little desaturation in the top photo, but not in the bottom. Used three of Kim Klassen's textures, as well.
Bottom Layer:Chamomile, color blend @ 48%
Middle Layer: Silence, overlay @ 38%
Top Layer: Yesteryear, darken @ 37%
The verse I focused on is 2 John 1:6 - "And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it."
At first I thought of the widely-known John 3:16, "For GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." -- a wonderful verse, as it demonstrates the undeserved love we received from the Father, but I really wanted to show what it means to GOD when we love Him.