|Burnt brush with new grasses growing|
#1. Beauty may come from ashes
#2. New growth may only come after a painful burning away of the old things
#3. The Evil one is seeking to destroy
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 praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of His splendor. Isaiah 61:3
See, I have refined you, though not as silver, I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. Isaiah 48:10
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
This adventure with Beit CURE Zambia has been quite an experience.....
- joys and sorrows
- tears and laughter
- life and death
- work and rest
- teaching and learning
- loneliness and fellowship....
- all part of the refining process......to God be the glory, great things He has done!