The Heat Of The Fire



The Heat Of The Fire

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

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 s it 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..
Okay, this was just wonderful!!! I am going to tell this one to my pastor, he will love this! Thank you so much for sharing it, i have never heard it and it was something i truly enjoyed. Also, if you haven't already, please apply to join the site!!
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Oh, wow! That gave me chills all over when I read "when I see my image in it"

Thank you! :goodpost:

I will now send this story to my friend who was just asking last night about suffering.
Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us and please consider joining our forum....we'd love to have you.

Blessings, Cheri