Isaiah 61:3-4 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. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
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Joyce, I have already commented on this article, but wanted to thank you for the comment you put on my "The Day of the Rain." Yes, I do believe that God held back the sun for you that day. You should write an article about it.
Oh, yes... those ashes have disappeared in God's sight! Great message and format - love the way you put this together! It is amazing how all that old ash can be turned into beauty when God gets to work in our lives! I think we become even more beautiful BECAUSE we have overcome the pain in our past and allowed God to 'create in us a clean heart and a new spirit within us'! Well done... AGAIN! Love, Peggy