Ever wonder how silver gets refined and purified? The silversmith must pay careful attention during the entire process. The first step is to place the silver in the center of the flames where it is the hottest so that all the impurities can be burned away. Should the silversmith take his eyes off of the silver for just one moment, it can easily burn up in the intense flames.
This reminds me of how our Creator is refining and purifying all of us. There is a great deal of refining that needs to take place in order for our "silver" to be revealed. So many of us are feeling the heat during these tough times. While we are going through this process, it helps to know that someone is constantly watching us to make sure we don't burn up in the fire.
The Silversmith knows when his creation is fully refined. It is the exact moment when He can see His image in you! The next time you are feeling a little heat, be assured that He is watching you. He won't allow you to be destroyed in the flames. The world will be able to see the Creator's image in you once all the impurities have been removed. Here is a Bible quote to help you remember that He is with you always...
"He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver." Malachi 3:3