Saturday, April 23, 2011

Something Ugly...Something Beautiful

Jesus was mocked by the jeering crowd. He was beaten beyond recognition. He died a brutal death nailed to a cross. His side was pierced and He was laid in a cold, dark tomb. Yet we celebrate…because 3 days later He rose again!! He bore our shame and conquered death so that we could have life, life more abundantly! What boundless love!!

Isn’t that just like God to take something so ugly and turn it into something beautiful?!

That’s what He did with my life too! He took something ugly and made it beautiful. He did what I could never do.

I traded in my shame for His peace…my despair for His hope…my misery for His joy…my brokenness for His wholeness…my emptiness for his fullness…my sinfulness for His righteousness…

Life is good because HE is so very good!

That is why I celebrate! Rejoicing this Easter in all He has done for me. How about you?

HAPPY Easter!!

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5


  1. Thanks for popping over for my Royal Wedding post and leaving a comment. I tried to find a hat that matched my socks . . . maybe if I lived in London, I could have found one. :)

    This is a beautiful post. A great reminder for me right now, as I am in a huge transition and have not found my place, my ministry, my new life yet in Chicago. Yet, I can still glorify God, by walking with Him. Loved the Blackaby quote.

    Blessings on you, your family and your farm.


  2. opps ~ I commented on the wrong post . . .bet you figured that out already. :)


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