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Sunday, August 20

He Is Shaping Us

During the Great Depression, there was a man who lost his job, his wife, his home and his fortune. He hung on tightly to the one thing he still had left ... his faith in God.

One day, he stopped to watch some men doing stonework on a church. One of the workers was chiseling a triangular piece of stone. He asked the worker, "What are you going to do with that?"

"See that little opening way up there near the spire?" the worker asked. "Well, I'm shaping this piece of stone down here ... so it will fit up in there."

As he walked away, tears filled his eyes, for it seemed God had spoken through that worker to explain the ordeal he currently was experiencing:

"I'm shaping you down here, so you will fit in up here."

I pray that we will remember to thank the Lord for all the "shaping" He does in our lives, which brings us closer to Him.

Whatever your troubles, trials, tribulations and tests in this life, understand that your life is under the hand of your Heavenly Father, who is shaping you down here so that you fit up there.

"Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.." (Isaiah 64:8)

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