Personal Growth, Redemption, Reflections

Redemption

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Redemption is not simply being fixed or all wrongs righted or the erasing of mistakes.  It is far more glorious than that.  God’s redeeming of a life is taking the brokenness, the mess, the wrong of it all, and making it beautiful.  He does not replace; He transforms. As miraculous as changing water into wine,  He gives beauty for ashes.

Isaiah 61:3

(I have come) To grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

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1 thought on “Redemption”

  1. Thank you for your very real and transparent words today at the GHC. They were deep and meaningful to me. I love what you wrote above as well. I don’t want Him to replace my bad behavior with good but to completely transform me. Then the beauty will come. I anxiously await it.

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