Not Unredeemed

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Beautiful Fire

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The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim 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]
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
    and 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.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.

Isaiah 61:1-3

Are you there? Desperately wanting to see beauty? If you are in the fire, hold on. It’s on by going through the fire that we truly see beauty. Beauty is only a passing thing. Something nice until you know ashes. Only once you’ve known ashes can you really know beauty. True beauty becomes grace, peace, an over abundance of joy and a deeper understanding of love.

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Author: notunredeemed

Jesus follower, people lover, truth scribbler. Addicted to pain (growth). Passionate about relationships, identity and the transforming power of Christ.

One thought on “Beautiful Fire

  1. How very, very true….love that quote

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