To be hopeful with a heart towards God, what magic can be found? I believe when we take our pains and sorrows and open our hearts, raising them to God, powerful things will happen. Whenever we glorify God with our tears to reach others, a world of blessing and truth are found.
Why is it only few people find this magical place? Beauty from ashes!
Isaiah 61:3 [Full Chapter]
and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
Grieve in Zion! First you must understand what Zion means.
Zion (zĪˈən) [key] or Sion sĪˈən, section of Jerusalem, defined in the Bible as the City of David. Originally the name referred to the Jebusite fortress conquered by David, on the southeastern hill of Jerusalem. Zion was later applied to the hill where the Temple stood, and in turn came to denote the Temple area itself. Zion is symbolic of Jerusalem, of the Promised Land, of Israel’s hope of returning to Palestine (hence the term Zionism), and of heaven or God’s dwelling-place with his people.
Zion was where the presence of God was. The arc of the covenant was kept in the temple of the city on a hill. Where big things came from small places. At night you could see lit torches marching for miles just to be in the presence of God. Promise land, of Israel’s hope of returning to Palestine (hence the term Zionism), and of heaven or God’s dwelling-place with his people.
Key word (HOPE)
Oh Lord how you pulled me out from the ashes
You cleansed all of my stains
You opened a world of blessing
when my life was full of pain
You showered me with your love
You helped me to look above
All that would bring me down
All that would still my joy
You made me hopeful
I watched this video of these two boys and it reminded me of the magic God did in my life. It brought a tears to my eyes. I saw the true friend who saw the pain in his friend. He also saw that singing brought life back to his face but why? Because the boy took His pain to God and then released it through music which brought healing and blessing to many. He found what it means to be hopeful! I believe we all need this reminder and that is why I am sharing this.