Beauty for Ashes
He gives beauty for ashes, strength for fear, gladness for mourning, and praise for despair.
Some things are just too big for us to understand, and that's ok.
I don't have a lot of words this week, I am rushed - I left this to the last minute. I'm re-learning about posting regularly. So, for week three (?) I think I'll take it in my stride.
Bible in a year, chronologically... we finished Job, and now we're back into Genesis after the flood. I didn't want to leave the book of Job, to be honest. It was powerful and beautiful and I enjoyed seeing a few times where Jesus was there - where Job cries out for a mediator between him and God, for example. I love reading about God's power, how he tells the rain where to fall. He placed the stars, he knows them all by name.
Now we're going through the part where Abram and Sarai make some bizarre choices, how Lot is rescued and the priest, Melchizedek, is a foreshadowing of Jesus. I mean it when I say that I love reading the Old Testament! So many interesting things happen, and I love to find things that point to Jesus. He's there, he was there right from the beginning, and he's all the way through.
I have been painting fridge magnets, the ones in the picture above. There are three more to put some encouraging words on, but I haven't yet decided what, yet.
I did some mending... see the before and after. Some mending doesn't look very pretty when it's done. This one needed to be inconspicuous, so a top-thread of matching color and my machine set to free-hand, I fixed this one up.
I hope and pray for a great week ahead for you, your family, your friends. Remember to pray, read your bible, get planted in the Word and experience the Peace that surpasses all understanding.
If you have any suggestions of bible verses that you'd like to see me letter, send me a message and I'll have go!
Take good care of yourself this week and get plenty of sunshine.