The trials of life feel like fire to the heart.
They burn and destroy as a forest ablaze.
They break and bend the impurities of our motives.
They draw out the ugly, unusable parts of our nature to reveal the good.
May we yearn for the heat.
May our hearts long for the fires that will bring forth the beauty of character and purity of the soul.
Let the fires burn.
He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver,
That they may offer to the Lord
An offering in righteousness.Malachi 3:3