Sunday, September 25, 2011

Jewelry Box Transformation

Like this Jewelry Box
(as I have not run out of my quart of Chalk Paint yet!)
I have undergone a transformation


That which appeared of no value
discarded and left sitting in a thrift shop
~ no one seeing the beauty that Someone else beheld ~
when viewed with eyes of
Transforming Love

With the opening of doors
my heart now flies free
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And others can now behold the beauty


that was seen by the One
who made the transformation
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and gave
j  e  w  e  l  s
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where before nothing sparkled
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and time worn scratches and loss hid what could be


And made into something of beauty once again
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et d'apporter à ceux qui, dans Sion, sont endeuillés, la splendeur au lieu de la cendre,
pour mettre sur leur tête l'huile de l'allégresse au lieu du deuil, et pour les vêtir d'habits de louange au lieu d'un esprit abattu, afin qu'on les appelle: Les chênes de justice, la plantation de l'Eternel qui manifestent sa splendeur.


Isaiah 61:3

7 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, this translation is just fabulous. I am looking at my French bible that is a different version but all the same, the message so clear that HE will replace ashes for a splendid turban, sadness into joy and a sad demeanor by the oil perfumed with gladness....WOW...AND I LOVE THE METAPHOR HERE....YOU HAVE CREATED POETRY TODAY FOR US MY DEAREST....ahhhhh....poetry, GOD, sparkle, creativity..what else do I need today?

Christie said...

And there's our beautiful Audrey girl! I love this! I must keep my eyes peeled...isn't it amazing what eyes of love can see, when others walk past?
Have a glorious day...the scripture is beautiful!
Blessings,
Christie

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hello VIolet
Interesting that you would have a little French (did you know I was French?) with the beautiful Audrey.
I understood every word.
I ADORE your "jewel". I must look for that chalk paint. It's all over blogland right now.
Haven't been to the hosp. today. I have a silly head cold. I never get sick, but I think I've been run down. I'm having a hot cup of NeoCitron as a write.
Thank you for your beauty today Violet
xoxoxoxoxo

Createology said...

Such a lovely transformation. You have such an elegant style and the addition of Audrey is perfect. Your little quart of chalk paint has certainly done a lot of transforming. Amazing Autumn week ahead to you...

koralee said...

What a lovely box! Thank you for visiting me the other day...yes our friend Anita has such a special heart...I can tell you are kindred spirits!

I am so happy to have the chance to met you through Anita...off to read some of your past posts..your blog is LOVELY!

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Oh, how lovely to read your metaphor...ashes for beauty...so true, Violet...and I love that you thought of this verse while working on your sweet transformation! Yes, indeed, I can relate..."Behold, all things are become new!!!"
Growing to love you more each post,
dawne

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http://www.savvycityfarmer.com/
!!!!!