Crown of Beauty


He was sent to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, to 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.  Isaiah 61

This scripture meant so much to me through my cancer fight, and it gave me encouragement in my darkest days.  Even when I didn’t recognize myself, if comforted me to know that God still did…and tenderly He says; Beloved, no matter what you’ve been through, you are beautiful in my sight.

I praise you, Father.  I praise you, Jesus.  I praise you, Holy Spirit.  Continue to grow me into a mighty oak worthy of you.

©Lynnea Washburn



11 Responses

  1. Good to see you back posting! Is that your painting?

    • Thanks Susan! Yes, it’s a collage I created using painted papers I did with a geli plate and acrylics at a workshop! I submitted it to Lilly Oncology on Canvas for 2016 for their use to promote survivor awareness.

  2. What a wonderful post! Thank you. (Dear one, check the typo in the verse. The “y” is missing from “beauty.”) Love, m

  3. Thank you Melinda! I had corrected that but maybe I failed to hit “save”, thanks!

  4. Dear Lynnea,

    Such a precious picture! Glad to hear God is comforting you through the storm. you remain in our prayers, God’s blessings, Sue and Buck too

  5. You are indeed growing into a mighty oak in His name. Your branches are giving the shade of peace to so many through your Faith Art.You are truly a blessing to so many and in particular your Mom and Dad.

  6. So glad to have found your blog, and read through your posts. : ) Thank you for sharing your sharing, and your journey of faith through it.

  7. I think it’s great you are mindfully visualizing Christ ~ I found it incredibly helpful and powerful to “see” Him…next to me, near me, caring for me. I read today that we are stronger when we are able to receive His love. For me, visualizing facilitates this.

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