Do we realize that IN Christ we wear a beautiful crown? He has said, “To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes.” Isaiah 61: 3
Whatever has caused us grief, regret or mourning, like one sitting in ashes, God has removed. He has not only removed it, but has replaced it with a crown of beauty. There has been a divine exchange. Allelujah!
One sitting in dust and ashes are symbolic of humiliation and insignificance. We no longer wear that type of head covering.
As a believer, Jesus has bestowed (honored, granted) on us a crown of beauty. We are now seated with Him in heavenly places before we arrive. Our position is with Him and IN Him, now. His favor is upon our life. Believe it!
Humiliation and insignificance have been canceled out. He has replaced and restored us to this: “Instead of shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance; and so you will inherit a double portion in the land, and everlasting joy will be yours.” Isaiah 61: 7
Instead of focusing on what was, remember what is, and what will be.
Embracing Instead Of,
Mary Beth Pecora