Beauty for Ashes

The second law of thermal dynamics states that everything goes from a state of order to a state of disorder. This means that as soon as you buy a car, it’s beginning to rust. Your brand new shoes are starting to wear out the first day you have them and each minute you live is a minute you will never have back. We live in a world full of decay and brokenness. When you add to this the human tendency to do evil, you have arrived at an accurate definition of life as we know it. That is why it’s so encouraging to know the God who saves. The same God who spoke and the earth was created loves you and knows what you need. Isaiah 61:3 tells us that God gives His people a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.