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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WFW – The Lord will Rebuild


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Jerusalem, you are sad

and discouraged,

tossed around in a storm.

But I, the LORD,

will rebuild your city

with precious stones;

for your foundation

I will use blue sapphires.

Isaiah 54:11 CEV

31 thoughts:

Together We Save said...

Beautiful post!!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

blue sapphires....sounds so pretty...Stay strong Karen....He doesn't turn things around...always. ☺

Diana Ferguson said...

Great post, Karen!

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous picture and verse! I love the theme of the jewels... speaking of the new Jerusalem, but symbolically pointing to the 'treasures' He is building into us.

Thanks for this Karen, hugs and blessings to you!

MTJ said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for sharing this scripture and image. It wasn't until I saw the image of the beautiful sapphires that I began to grasp the depth of what God was promising Israel; that He would lay their foundation much like a jeweler sets a precious stone, though with much greater care and concern.

This reminds me of Exodus 24:10, when Moses, Aaron and others saw the God of Israel and described the experience by saying this about God, "under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself." -- There were no clouds that hindered their view.

Now God reveals through Isaiah, that He will remove the obstacles from them by rebuilding their city. Our habitation is in Christ.

This is something to shout about!

Thanks for sharing Karen.

Blessings and peace.


Karin said...

Shared in such a way to make it easier to remember!!! Absolutely wonderful.

Peggy said...

Ohhh yeah Karen! Blue sapphires, huh?
Watching as the Lord rebuilds and restores! How Isaiah knew so far into the future and the imagery of the foundation! A city rebuilt with precious stones... a soul restored by the truth of this foundation! God is so good!

Giving a shout! Rich treasures in this WFW! A sure foundation, laid with the love & care of God!

Thanks Karen...
Big (((hug)))

Laurie said...

This is a beautiful picture to go with this promise from God, Karen. It is so often hard to see through the storms, but His promises never fail, and this illustration shows us just how much He cares, with blue sapphires, (that to me reveal his glory), for the foundation of the new Jerusalem. And the woenderful thing is, He does this for us.

Thank you for sharing this, Karen.

Blessings and love,

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this verse and picture today Karen. Hope you have a restful evening.

My Mad World said...

What a wonderful WFW!! I love those scriptures and what a wonderful way for us to remember them!! Thanks so much for sharing them!

Michelle said...

This is beautiful, Karen! What a great promise God gave the to the people o Israel! Just imagine how glorious His Kingdom is!

Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Such a great WFW.

Whidbey Woman said...

Wow. This is an absolutely beautiful post. May the peace of the Lord be with you tonight, Karen.

Amydeanne said...

oo pretty! i like it! :)

Carrie said...

Did you know that Sapphires are the birthstone of September? What an appropriate post for the first day of the month! :) Beautiful and something I may share with you later as well about this particular timing. :)

Jerralea said...

What would it be like to live surrounded by jewels? Those blue sapphires are awesome!

Joan Hall said...

Beautiful post, Karen.

Blessings and joy to you this evening.

Cathy said...

Wow, that is gorgeous, Karen!

Tammi said...

beautiful! Thanks so much for this vivid encouragement!! :) Sending hugs to you too!

Wanda said...

Awesome. I don't think I've read that passage before.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Wonderful promise from the Lord& a most beautiful illustration !

Surprised By Joy! said...

I love blue sapphires. It is my birthstone. :)

Thanks for sharing.


Cherie Hill said...

I loved this Karen, such a reminder that God is incontrol . . . He takes things that are broken and makes them beautiful. I am so overwhelmed with the thoughts of Him.
Love to you sister!

Unknown said...

I love the image and the scripture!

Sandy said...

Thank you, Karen for such a
beautifully inspiring and
encouraging post.

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Yes blue sapphires, so beautiful...

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

The Lord gives us sparkles...and makes us SHINE!


Jackie said...

Inspiring Karen!!! Love this!!

Hugs! :))

Jan said...

I don't recall seeing this verse before!
My ring is a sapphire and it is exciting to think the gem is mentioned in this way.
Hugs and Blessings - Jan

Toyin O. said...

Amen; The Lord will rebuild our lives with Sapphires.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Well, I'll never see that verse in the same way again...

Blue sapphires... I'll take that!


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