This month, I thought I would share some favorite photos with you. Normally, my husband John is our family photographer. But I have been enjoying taking pictures with a little “idiot-proof” point and shoot zoom camera he gave me.
This pictures this week are Windsor Ruins, which can be found between Natchez and Port Gibson, Mississippi. Windsor was once the largest antebellum home in Mississippi.
In 1890, during a house party, a guest left a lighted cigar on an upper balcony, and Windsor burned to the ground.
Look how beautiful the ruins are – the brick Corinthian columns are crowned with ornate cast iron capitals. There is beauty from the ashes!
Isaiah 61:3 The Voice
As for those who grieve over Zion,
God has sent me to give them a beautiful crown in exchange for ashes,
To anoint them with gladness instead of sorrow,
to wrap them in victory, joy, and praise instead of depression and sadness.
People will call them magnificent, like great towering trees
standing for what is right.
They stand to the glory of the Eternal
who planted them.
Until next week,
Rachel @ Wife, Then Mama says
The pillars are beautiful! I can’t imagine the time that went into creating each one! Thanks for sharing the pictures you took.
Thank YOU, Rachel, for visiting today! They are lovely, aren’t they? Have a wonderfully blessed day today!
Betsy de Cruz says
Beautiful pictures, here Ellen, and a beautiful scripture. I really love that one. Thanks for sharing this simple reflection on God’s word.
Thanks for visiting Betsy! Yes, I love that scripture also! There is such hope in that one verse!
A lighted cigar! It usually doesn’t take very much to wreck a building (and a life), but thank God for beauty He gives for ashes.
Amen, Boma! The ashes of our lives are made beautiful by and through Jesus Christ!
Mary Geisen says
Beautiful photos! The scripture is just perfect too.
Hi Mary! So glad you stopped by today! Yes, I was quite amazed at the pictures, as I am no photographer!!
Carmen Horne says
Girl that’s some beautiful point and shoot going on. I love old homes. Many tragic stories associated with them. Still beautiful.
Yes, such beauty in the old homes! Thanks my friend!
Elizabeth Meyers says
I love the idea of God creating beauty from our ashes. Thank you for sharing these pictures!
Doesn’t it bring such hope for you and I? Thank you for visiting Elizabeth. Blessings to you today!
How interesting that those pillars stood while the house around them burned. Kind of brings added meaning in the context of the verse. “…Wrapped in victory, joy and praise.” I love how God gives us word pictures, with life paralleling scripture, allowing us to grasp spiritual truths in tangible, human ways. He’s so thoughtful like that. 🙂 Pretty pictures. Yay for getting a new camera! 🙂
Brenda, how true! God gives the word pictures to help us learn His word!Thanks so much for visiting! Blessings to you today, my friend!