Refined Like Silver

Over the last couple of weeks at Good Shepherd, we’ve seen what it means to be clay (play-dough, actually!) in the hands of an artist God and what it’s like to be a balloon in the hands of a stretching God.
We’ve seen how it is that we are pieces of work.
So this Sunday, we’ll discover how it is and what it means to be silver in the hands of a refining God.
We’ll plunge deep into the words of Psalm 66:10: For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver.
I have to warn you: the message those words contain is frightening and imposing; in fact, everything that is within me wants to buck up against it. The process of refining silver, as pictured above, is hot, tedious, and difficult. Much like life.
But the message of Psalm 66, in spite of its difficulty, is ultimately liberating. It is a pathway from pain to beauty.
That’s what we’ll see and what we’ll experience with a message called “No Pain, No . . . “
Sunday. 8:30. 10:00. 11:30.
As Piece Of Work continues, remember to come to our Training Event for church volunteers this Sunday night from 5-7 p.m. To find out more about it, look here.