During this Lenten season, Bill Thomas invites readers to more closely examine the words that Jesus said to his disciples, knowing that he would be crucified in just a few days. Jesus is always reminding his followers that he is greater than death, as seen in the resurrection of Lazarus just days after his death.
A Crown for Beauty for Ashes shows that despite our shortcomings, Jesus will always be there to support us, as he has lived a human life himself. He has known betrayal from a disciple, he has experienced the sorrow at the loss of a close friend. Through all our hardships, Jesus is with us, leading us through the Holy Spirit, centuries after his ascension to Heaven.
With this support, Jesus and the author encourage us to give back the grace which we have received by helping those around us, taking time out of our days to emphasize the glory of Christ.
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