by Sr Nunother
My morning bible study centered on this scripture from Revelation 21: “Behold, I make all things new.” It’s a wonderful promise, but I confess, I’m not always eager to embrace the process. I gave some thought to how God proposes to achieve His goal. He says His people will be refined as one refines gold. (Please note that the gold refining process includes applications of nitric acid and a fire of 1,947.52 degrees Fahrenheit!)
The verb refine is defined as “the process of removing impurities or unwanted elements; improve by making small changes; bring to a pure state and free from coarse and unsuitable characteristics.”
To be free of the parts of me that inhibit love, cause hurt to others, and impede my walk in Christ are well worth the price of refining.