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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Refined Beauty

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:”
“But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.”
(1 Peter 4:12 - 13)

Bishop H Burke Peterson:
“Just for a moment, think with me. Forget the trials you now have. Remember back to those trials you had last year, five years ago, ten years ago. What did you gain? What did you learn? Are you better prepared now because of them?
It's interesting to note that from the depths of trial and despair have come some of the most beautiful and classic passages of modern-day scripture-not from the ease of a comfortable circumstance. Might this also be the case in our own lives! From trial comes refined beauty.”

I hope so too:)
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