Beauty For Ashes
This quote comes from one of my most favorite and comforting scriptures ever. Isaiah 61 –
This little painting is one of my new favorites.
I’m keeping her. She’s going in my room.
Isaiah is speaking about some of the things Christ will do. “he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives….To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…”
This is my reminder that when we feel like our life is in ashes…when we feel like nothing will ever be ok again…when all we can see are the ashes of our burned up hopes and dreams. – That Christ can take our ashes and turn them into something beautiful. He can make our life beautiful again.
I feel Him doing this for me.
And I know that He can do this for everyone.
Isaiah 61: 1-3
1.The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 .To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3. To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.