Hope for Our Futures
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God brought beauty out of the brokenness of the cross, he gives beauty for our ashes. His sacrifice offers forgiveness for our sin. The power of the Resurrection gives hope for our future.
He will…“provide for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair…” (Isaiah 61:3).
Adorned in robes of righteousness…ashes traded for beauty…mourning giving way to joy…despair replaced by praise.
There’s such power there.
Grace. Love. Freedom. The focus of this Holy Week.
“Behold, I am making all things new…” (Revelation 21:5).
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
Editor's Note: This article was adapted from the original, found here.
Debbie McDaniel is a pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids and a few too many pets, dramatist and writer. She has a heart to communicate God's hope though the everyday moments of life - the good, the bad, the ugly, and the ones that take your breath away. A lover of every sunrise, forever needy of His grace, this Texas girl finds joy in the simple gift of each new day. Debbie invites you to join her at www.freshdayahead.com, and Facebook and Twitter.
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