Ni Hao


How are you doing? I hope all is well!!

I had a pretty great week! Mothers day was definitely my favorite day of the week :)

I re-read Malachi 3:3 this week and I really love "And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness." I love this verse! 

The process of purifying silver is very symbolic. In order to purify silver the refiner has to put the silver into the Furnace melt out the impurities in the silver. As the silver is purifying the refiner has to keep his eye on the silver AT ALL TIMES so he does not injure or burn the silver. So he has to watch it CONSTANTLY. And how does the refiner know when the silver is ready? He knows its ready when he can see the reflection of himself in the silver, then the silver is ready to come out of the furnace. 

Jesus Christ is the perfect refiner. He knows exactly how long we need to be in the Furnace because He never takes His eyes off of us. Though the trials and hardships are tough, He knows how much we can take, and He will NEVER give us more then we can handle. He will NEVER let us become injured. He takes us out of the Furnace when he can see himself in us. Trials and hardships bring us closer to God especially if we ask for His help throughout the trial. 

We will always come out on top if we ask for Gods help. 

I am grateful to be a missionary at this time. I hope you have a great week! Peace!

<Kia Kaha>
-Elder Barney

(email from May 12, 2015)

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