“For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him”
The world’s finest china, is always fired at least three times. It is forced to endure intense heat…not once…not twice…but thrice so that the gold, crimson, and other colors will be brighter, more beautiful, and permanently attached.
We are fashioned after the same principle. The trials of this life are burned into us numerous times, in order that through God’s grace, we will become more beautiful, and the Godly colors formed in us will shine forever.
Surely, no matter our age, we can all attest to the fact that many of our troubles have become the most beautiful part of who we are.
The school of our heavenly Father, at the point of our death will eventually close on us…but while we have life, it is my prayer that we will never run from difficult lessons or flinch from the rod of discipline…amen!