1. This is a wonderful take-away from the ashes of Pompeii. We forget that life did go on elsewhere as if nothing happened. That’s the way it is when we feel like our world has rained fire upon us, and we step back and the world goes on… oblivious to the real pain we endure.
    So grateful that we can trust God even in those ashen moments to lift us up and uncover the beauty that comes from His ability to restore all that is His. Thank you for this post!

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      You’re right, Karen, God is right there with us in those difficult moments, waiting to lift us up and show us beauty.

  2. I’ve seen the documentaries about Pompeii, people frozen in ashen fear for all time. Had they believed or heard of Jesus? We too, let life’s eruptions freeze us with fear What a wonderful Lord to give us beauty for those ashes. When we have trouble, it’s easy to fall into it’s all about me, and our world is small. But it’s all about Him and He’s got the whole world in His hands.

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      We need to pray for those who don’t know Jesus, don’t we? So they will know He brings beauty from ashes.

  3. Loved your reminder Rachel to seek God’s perspective on the issues that make little sense to us. I have found His view always encourages me.

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      You’ve hit the nail on the head, Gretchen – searching for God and his perspective are best.

  4. Great wisdom here, Rachel and so needed in our world today. Safe travels to you and I look forward to more wise words inspired by your travels!

  5. Poignant, Rachel. I stared at your photos of the mummified-looking people from that fateful Pompeii day. May we each believe that God is faithful and that beauty truly comes from ashes in our lives. Love you, friend. Can’t wait to hug your neck at She Speaks next week.

  6. Rachel, this is an incredibly powerful word and I have been truly blessed by my visit with you today, Love. Thank you so much for sharing this! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! *HUGS* 🙂

  7. Yes! We need to make our world bigger, and always remember that God is the biggest of all. Thank you for wisely encouraging us to broaden our perspective in these tumultuous days, and for sharing with us at Grace & Truth!

  8. I loved the lesson you shared here. What an amazing God we serve Who can bring forth beauty from that which looks broken and ruined to us!

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