By, April Sliwak
Founder and Executive Director
This season has been an amazing “Beauty from Ashes” journey. Here we are, Holy Week. Observing Jesus’ last week on earth in our own traditions and places of worship. We’re women, (and girls), looking upon the pain, suffering, betrayal and crucifixion of our Savior.
(BTW, who says Jesus can’t relate to what we going through? I would have to argue otherwise.)
So, why did He do it….?
Well, the Bible says:
“by His stripes we are healed” 1 Peter 2:24
“Christ has truly set us free” Galatians 5:1
God paid the price for our Ashes:
We are healed. Made whole.
FREE from the bondage. FREE from captivity.FREE from believing the lies.
FREE to live the full life Jesus died for us to have.
We’re in a season of sharing our beauty stories with one another in the Oasis Bible Studies and online. Stories of victory, freedom, putting on the “new” woman, being a Display of His Splendor. These are stories where the enemy has been defeated because of Jesus’ resurrection. He conquered death so we can be made whole, beautiful, worthy and saved.
For me, it was a long process for freedom, I have to confess. Longer than I would have liked but God’s redemption, restoration, peace, grace and love have been more than I could have imagined or hoped for.
This Easter I’m wearing the Crown of Beauty that he has offered me. It was my prayer this season of Lent that we would all be wearing that same crown that he offers to each one of us!
Thank you, Jesus. Thank you.
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