Beauty For Ashes

to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praiseinstead of a spirit of despair - Isaiah 6:2, 3, NIV Free Images Photo When I read this scripture verse, I think of this …

Behold, Your Savior and King

“Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,A colt, the foal of a donkey’” - Matthew 21:5, NKJV What an exciting time this was for the people and disciples when Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. People were spreading their clothes on the road while others …

Our Strength

Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.  As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion (Psalm 84:5-7, NKJV). Photo by YURI MANEI from Pexels Our strength lies in the power of God's Word and His Spirit. Our …

God Rejoices

Zephaniah 3 God is such a wonderful and amazing God.  He warns people (the Israelites), gives them time to reflect then repent, judges them when they don't repent and then restores them.  We don't deserve His mercy but God is a God of love.  He regathers, redeems and restores the remnant.  Their response is to …

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