Beauty for Ashes

Isaiah 63:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 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.

This passage is one of the Old Testament scriptures that Jesus fulfilled at his coming as our Savior. Some of the most precious concepts in the Bible are mentioned here.

Beauty for ashes

Oil of joy for mourning

Garment of praise for the spirit of             heaviness

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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13 Responses to Beauty for Ashes

  1. duke1959 says:

    This is the verse that gets me through tough times. Psalms 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.


  2. duke1959 says:

    no problem. you write so well. You truly have a gift.


  3. Jingle says:

    beautiful choice…

    Admire your patience in sharing!


  4. Doraz says:

    Inspiring post….thank you. 🙂


  5. buttercup600 says:

    You are a shining light Carol…and such an inspiration to us all. I love the peace you give. Love you xxx


  6. You are a good friend to many people, Amanda. I am grateful for knowing you and am blessed by your friendship coming to me all the way from Australia. God bless you today and always.


  7. Jingle says:

    Hello, How are you?
    You are invited to attend Thursday Poets Rally,

    Thanks for the attention!
    Happy Wednesday!


  8. trisha says:

    fabulous. thanks a lot carol for sharing these priceless words with us.


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