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Saturday, April 2, 2011

B is for Beauty for Ashes

How could something so sweet and beautiful be extracted from something so mean and ugly?
The sting of the honeybee is quite extremely painful, but as ugly as it be we get honey in all its sweetness from it.
How in the world can we explain why something as ugly as the Caterpillar would release from his inside something as beautiful as the butterfly... the transformation is almost like a cruel joke, so unreal.
Pearls in all its loveliness is gotten from an oyster.
Diamonds, treated in every royal glory,worshiped by some and displayed as evidence of wealth and status is dug up from dirt, like seriously.....you would think when we have our noses stuck up in non-existent clouds we would never want to touch something that's been in dirt.
and oh my goodness, the beast in beauty and the beast... inside that large lump of ugliness hide the most handsome prince....

Only God in all his wisdom understands why he makes somethings the way they are.
Sometimes we go through some of those trials, those ugly and painful situations in life because God has something beautiful incubated in the period of great trials, ready to be birthed when we endure and trust him to the end... and its only a matter of time before you're smiling again."And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast"1 Peter 5:10. He gives beauty for ashes, and joy for pain. 
I guess this post is related to the story of the tea cup post
Don't stop trusting, there's got to be some sweetness, some beauty, some joy, some goodness emerging from all the ugliness your going through.

2 comments :

  1. "Pearls in all its loveliness is gotten from an oyster"

    Didn't know about that.....

    You are right, after pains and trials, joy cometh....beautiful joy

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  2. your right, also sometimes we ve to go through hard times to appreciate the good times

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