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S.A.N.S. Episode 227: Beautiful Ashes

Some artists pour their hearts into music videos just as much as the initial inspiration behind a song. Such is the case for Eowyn video Beautiful Ashes. The video begins with the suggestion that someone’s house has just burned down, and they are rummaging through what’s left to see if anything is worth saving. However, domestic violence is brought up to add a layer of turmoil for this woman on stage.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed, 1 Peter 1:3-7.

Without knowing for sure, it appears Beautiful Ashes is based upon the passage above. As individuals endure trials in life, faith is tested like an internal fire. While you may have to endure suffering from an extended period of time, the beauty of faith is found in the refining process. Like the imagery of Jesus in John 15:1-5, God will cut off and remove everything that is weighing you down. This makes ashes beautiful.

by Jay Mankus

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