Beauty for Ashes

What’s a woman to do when…

The basket on the table contains the ashes of her brother…

And sorrow comes parading…

To bid one last goodbye.

When she weeps as those who loved him…

Reach in for one last touch.

When words are few…

But, tears are many.

Just what IS a woman to do?

A woman must surrender at sunset…

And exchange his ashes…

for His beauty.

“To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.”

“In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.” Isaiah 61:3

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2 Responses to Beauty for Ashes

  1. melizaga says:

    Utterly wrecked… wiping His feet with my tears. Love you, BGS. Thank you for sharing… this is HOLY.

  2. jbwatchman says:

    Oh Penny, my heart just hurts. I can’t imagine this kind of loss. You express it so beautifully — a gift God gave you. I pray for healing and comfort for you and your family.

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