Pondering thoughts take me to my Bible in book form, black ink on white pages. My thoughts move toward the words of Isaiah, and my fingers flip through familiar pages.
God will replace ashes with a crown of beauty. And what else? What else does God promise to replace for His children who cry out to Him for help?
Orphans and widows find a home and relationships. Adoption is an amazing replacement for loneliness.
The whole book of Ruth reminds us that God, Kinsman Redeemer, is the one who replaces famine with harvest.
He turns mourning to dancing, King David wrote, because He knew from experience. Not just once, but many times David’s submission to God brought him from the depths of despair to the heights of worship and praise.
Best of all, and available to everyone who receives this gift, Jesus replaced death with life.
What needs to be replaced in your life?
I know at least one answer to that question in my own life. I’ll be talking to Jesus about some of these replacements, thanking Him for those that already fill my story, and I will open my hands to the necessary changes coming.
Eyes on Jesus and Shine,
Today I’ve joined with Kate Motaung and her brilliant band of faith writers for Five Minute Friday. The word prompt this week is replace.
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