"Behold, we count them happy which
Ye have heard of the patience of
and have seen the end of the Lord;
that the Lord is very pitiful, and
of tender mercy."
Shaped For Glory
Great Depression, a good man lost his job,
his savings and forfeited his home.
was multiplied by the sudden death of his
thing he had left was his faith,
and it was
One day he
was combing the neighborhood
to watch some men who were doing
stonework on a church building.
One of these
men was skillfully chiseling a
piece of rock.
Not seeing a
spot where it would fit,
you going to put that?"
pointed toward the top of the building
little opening up near the spire?
where it goes.
I am shaping
it down here so it will fit in up there."
Moral of the
has to do some shaping of us down here
so we will
fit in up there!
many e-mails from brothers and sisters
through some troublesome times.
experiencing heart-breaking sorrow.
The blows of
the hammer and chisel hurt.
But I tell
you, hold on to your faith.
difficulties will not get you down.
It is the
harsh blows to the outward person
strength to the inner self.
. . . Keep believing!