Suffer? No Thanks

"It was fitting that God…should make the author of their salvation [Christ] perfect through suffering…Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect" —Hebrews 2:10; Matthew 5:48 NIV

Sure, it would be nice to be perfect, but not through suffering. I'd rather just practice at it until I get it right, you know: "practice makes perfect"?

Too bad it doesn't work that way.

I am not a miner's daughter, even though I was born in a mining town. But I know a little about the mining process. Gold doesn't get purified unless it suffers a time in the fire.

There is no other way to get rid of all the impurities in my life, and yours, except by embracing the heavenly Refiner's fire.

The good news? There is pure gold at the end of the process.


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