Wednesday Reflection, January 1, 2020
The Great Silversmith
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths.
Happy New year friends! May 2020 be the year in which we are all closer drawn to God in order for His will and purpose to be done and seen in our lives.
Are you familiar with the story of the silversmith or how silver and gold are made? Malachi 3:3 says, ” he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver” A refiner’s fire is the process used to remove impurities from precious metals. Since the heat required to melt silver and gold is enough to destroy other materials, this is the method used to generate purer alloys.
Simply put, the metal is put into the hottest fire to ensure the finished product is the best and strongest and most valuable. So too, the Lord requires only the purest and best. What we would today call, the highest grade.
In today’s watchword, the psalmist declares, “for you O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. ” Psalm 66:10
Brothers and sisters, Today marks the beginning of a new month and a new year, I imagine the countless resolutions that have been made…in whatever state this reflection finds you, may you be encouraged. Trust that the Lord only wants what is best for you. Your season of purification may be in process, ended or hasn’t yet begun.
No matter where you are, I pray you will be strengthened and say boldly, “for I know in whom I believe and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”
Until next week, I remind you to “trust the process”