Molding You

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I have a friend who during the Depression lost his job, a fortune, a wife, and a home. But he tenaciously held to his faith-the only thing he had left. One day he stopped to watch some men doing stonework on a huge church. One of them was chiseling a triangular piece of stone. “What are you going to do with that?” asked my friend. The workman said, “See that little opening away up there near the spire? Well, I’m shaping this down here, so it will fit in up there.” Tears filled the eyes of my friend as he walked away, for it seemed that God had spoken through the workman to explain his ordeal through which he was passing, “I’m shaping you down here, so you’ll fit in up there.”

Prayer for the day

Thank You, Lord, for all the “shaping” in my life, which brings me closer to You.

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  1. godwin says:

    Praise God..pray for me as I’m in the same situation…

  2. Laurie Nelson says:

    The Lord called my husband home 6 weeks ago today. We have no children and were married for 25 years. I am struggling to deal with the loss so today’s devotional was very encouraging. Thank you so much. I know he is pain free and is in the presence of our Savior, I just miss him and his presence with me..

  3. Steve says:

    What a beautiful picture of how the Lord shapes us and what truly matters.

  4. David says: