Friday, October 10, 2008

I am Pure Silver

I received this from a friend a short while back. I don't often pass emails along but this one was so sweet and encouraging. I was thinking about it again yesterday and realized that God was speaking to me, telling me that someone else needed to read this. You lead I follow Lord so here it is, I pass it on for the reader You have planned for it.

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 silver was being refined.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.


Thank You Father in Heaven for every sweet moment and every harsh lesson You have to use to bring us to where and what You would have us be. Keep us focused on You and secure in the fact that You will not take your eye's off of us until You see Your image in us.

Amen Lord Jesus


  1. Hi Miawa, Its Juliemomof4. I just saw the link to your blog on iannieam's blog. That was a beautiful story.

  2. Thank you Julie for visiting here and sharing and I think it's a lovely story too. It really puts things into perspective doesn't it.

  3. Thank you, Miawa, for your faithfulness to listen to the Lord and to be obedient in posting here.


  4. P.S. This is the subject of my Sunday School lesson this week.

    The refining fire. Burning away the impurities. Reflecting His image.



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