Beauty Instead of Ashes

13 Apr

Good Morning Ladies, we talked about this verse last night and I wanted to share it with you since we couldn’t remember exactly where it was.  I think it really fit into what we were discussing last night.

Isaiah 61:1-3

 1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
       because the LORD has anointed me
       to preach good news to the poor.
       He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
       to proclaim freedom for the captives
       and release from darkness for the prisoners, [a]

 2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
       and the day of vengeance of our God,
       to comfort all who mourn,

 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
       to bestow on them a crown of beauty
       instead of ashes,
       the oil of gladness
       instead of mourning,
       and a garment of praise
       instead of a spirit of despair.
       They will be called oaks of righteousness,
       a planting of the LORD
       for the display of his splendor.

Love you all and hope you have a great day!

RB

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One Response to “Beauty Instead of Ashes”

  1. Cindy Johnson April 13, 2007 at 4:44 pm #

    I love this verse. This is the scripture that Beth Moore’s Breaking Free is based on.
    CJ

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