There was a group of women gathered for their weekly Bible study, and while reading the book of Malachi they found a verse that says: "And He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver", This verse greatly intrigued them as to what this statement might mean regarding the character and nature of God. One of them offered to investigate the silver purification process.
That week the lady called a Goldsmith and made an appointment to see his work.
She did not give him details about the real reason for his visit, she simply said that she was curious about the purification of the silver.
As he watched the goldsmith hold a piece of silver over the fire, letting it heat up intensely, he explained that to refine the silver, it had to be held in the middle of the Fire where the flames burn most strongly, in order to remove the impurities.
At that moment she imagined God holding us in such a hot place.-Then she remembered once more the verse "And He will sit down as a smelter and purifier of silver."
He asked the silversmith if it was true that he should remain seated in front of the fire the entire time the silver was refined.
The man replied- "YES" Not only must I be sitting here holding the silver, I must also keep my eyes fixed on it during the time it is in the fire, if the silver were left a moment longer than necessary it would be destroyed.
The woman was silent for a moment and then asked. -How do you know when it is completely refined?
He smiled and replied: "Ah, very simple - When I can see my image reflected in it."
If today you feel the heat of the fire, remember that God has his eyes on you and will continue to observe you until he sees his image in you.
2 Corinthians 3:18 Therefore, we all, looking openly, as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord, are transformed from glory to glory, into the same image, as by the Spirit of the Lord.