Each little one is so precious. A purpose designed by the Master Himself
and when one desires to leave them as ashes He grants another to place His crown
to reveal they are His PRINCESS, His Bride - From ashes to HIS CROWNED BEAUTY!
"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is one 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, . . . and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, . . . They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor." Isaiah 61:1 & 3
So many times we as human beings are filled with a bit of a broken life however with the Lord we are arrayed in His splendor. We may feel like we have to walk through the mire at times, but you are beautiful! Maybe one reading this is brokenhearted, or is a captive to anger, or a deep thought process. There may be even those who feel hopeless and alone. Please understand the Savior has a hope for you. A hope that will sustain in a way that is incomprehensible to most because it just doesn't make sense. It is the gift of Salvation. A Free gift for you and me that cost one very Loving God his everything: His Son!For those who look to "see" only the beauty of of their desired perfection we forget that our lives may just seem like broken pieces and not whole and we may think, "how can this possibly be beautiful?" But our lives filled with what may seem like a pile of burnt ashes is really a relic, one of a crown of beauty that is placed on our head to display His splendor in our lives! You my friend, such as I have recently experienced, are not a mistake. Regardless of what life may have been lived by the choices we have made; or other choices may have made by others that can affect our life; both may leave a blemish of some kind on our life however, it is part of our character building. How?
How will we handle it? How will we reflect the design of the master creator? All I know is that after working with a wonderful Non for profit organization- Rapha House, I witnessed one beautiful redemption, a series of healing and a love story ~ all of these were taking place in a the darkest of spiritual warfare. A story one after another of true love. True fulfilled redemption. We are all broken pieces but in the heap of ashes "we are bestowed a crown of beauty , the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair!" like Isaiah 61:3 reveals. Let Him grab your hand, show his Love for you like a "Mum" who desires to lavish Love upon a child left for broken. He Loves you that much! And through the Love of Jesus Christ, we are the hands of the master himself for one another.
You are designed with intent. You are designed with a beauty from deep with in from the master designer himself ~ because you are of Wonderful Value! You are BEAUTIFUL!
pictures by Randy Wheeler