Beauty for ashes

Last week mum said that there was a small bush fire at the back of their home. Not to worry….it wasn’t their property and there is a wall between the empty land and their home.

Once the fire died down, she immediately washed the walkouts at the back of their home because there was soot and ash everywhere. Now bush fires are highly probable when living in a warm climate. And when it occurs, it leaves proof that it did ALL THE THINGS.

In life we have our own ‘fires’. I mean it’s part of being alive right? Broken dreams. Missed opportunities. Pinterest fails…you know…when the reality of something you tried to do is oh so different from your ‘ideal’. Yeah those. Those ‘fires’ leave their mark.

Apprehension to try again…to dream again…to bake again…oh sorry…did I say that one out loud 🤣.

I just want to encourage you that we’re not meant to stay there. There is so much more for you.

“…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.” Isaiah 61:3