Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Not much to tell

as we spent most of the day at Mum and Dad's.
Jessica is home again, yay
Elizabeth's turn for a holiday
which will be short as we pick her up tomorrow afternoon
so we can go to a 4th b'day bbq
Will leave you with this that I just received in an email from Allison

Malachi 3:3 says: 'He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.'

This verse puzzled some women
in a Bible study and they
wondered what this statement
meant about the character and
nature of God.

One of the women offered to
find out the process of refining
silver and get back to the group
at their next Bible Study.

That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an
appointment to watch him at
work. She didn't mention
anything about the reason for
her interest beyond her curiosity
about the process of refining
Silver.

As she watched the silversmith,
he held a piece of silver over
the fire and let it heat up. He
explained that in refining silver,
one needed to hold the silver in
the middle of the fire where
the flames were hottest as to
burn away all the impurities.

The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot;
then she thought again about
the verse that says: 'He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.'
She asked the silversmith if it
was true that he had to sit there
in front of the fire the whole
time.

The man answered that yes, he
not only had to sit there holding
the silver, but he had to keep
his eyes on the silver the entire
time it was in the fire. If the silver
was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.

The woman was silent for a
moment. Then she asked the silversmith, 'How do you know
when the silver is fully refined?'He smiled at her and answered,
'Oh, that's easy -- when I see
my image in it.'

If today you are feeling the heat
of the fire , remember that God
has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.
This very moment, someone needs to know that God is
watching over them.

And, whatever they're going
through, they'll be a better
person in the end. 'Life is a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish, but you can
only spend it once.'

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5 comments:

  1. My computer gave up before christmas and NOW i got it to work again. So now I spend time with surfing around and enjoy all the new cards, layouts that has been made since my last time. I have a big cup of coffe and I´m looking for inspiration.

    Have a great 2008.

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  2. Love the silver story--I will be passing that along to a lot of people today, I think! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. What a great story! Thanks for sharing....

    smiles,

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  4. grandma8:19 AM

    thanks for the story of the silver, I will be sharing it

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  5. What an interesting story !
    andthat is so true that whatever we gothrough we'll always come out a better person (most of us anyway !)

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