THE FURNACE IS ON
During the spring and summer months,
it just sits there.
The furnace... motionless, quiet, unnoticed.
Then in the fall or winter as the temperature
drops below forty degrees, we begin, to once
again perceive our need for our furnace.
Did you know that God has a furnace for you,
It may be the furnace of affliction, or the furnace
of illness, or the furnace of loss of a loved one.
But, rest assured, God has a furnace for each
An unknown author has written,"God would have
no furnaces, if there were no gold to separate
from the dross."
Men may see our dross, but God beholds our gold.
And so, we welcome the time when, in our lives,
God's furnace is turned on.