Alabaster crystals cascade from heaven, drifting upon the breath of God. Their presence penetrates the winter bitterness with reminders of beauty – reminders of grace. Harshness becomes soft and easy. Cold becomes a warm embrace. Winter brown becomes glorious white.
Old, crusted, hardened things become new.
And so it is with the Lord.
His grace pours from the streams of Living Water, washing, immersing the child in the Father’s love. Pure and perfect light glows from the places once dark with sin. Wholeness replaces brokenness. Joy replaces defeat. Life – brand, spankin’ new – replaces death.
And just as the barren earth, forlorn by winter brown sleeps blanketed by alabaster crystals beneath the stars, so the child of God sleeps, blanketed by His love.
Yes, old things become new.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away;behold, all things have become new.”
~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
Nan’s Bio: Using the written word and the spoken words of her heart, Nan Jones assists fellow believers in discovering the essence of who God is in their darkest hour. Her devotional blog, Morning Glory, has become a place of community for Christians to find encouragement in God’s Word and comfort in His presence. Nan is also available to speak at conferences, Bible studies, ladies’ retreats, mother/daughter teas–any event where two or more are gathered in His Name. No event is considered too small or too large. To read Nan’s devotions, please visit Morning Glory. For information on speaking engagements, please visit Nan’s website at www.jubilantlight.com.
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