Shaped For Heaven

I heard of a man who during the Great Depression lost his job, his wife, his home, and his fortune. He hung on tightly to the one thing he did have left – his faith.

One day he stopped to watch some men doing stonework on a church. One of the workers was chiselling a triangular piece of stone.

He asked the worker:

“What are you going to do with that?”

The worker replied:

“See that little opening way up there near the spire? Well, I’m shaping this down here, so it will fit in up there.”

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

“I’m shaping you down here, so you will fit in up there.”

May we remember to thank the Lord for all the ‘shaping’ He does in our lives, which works to bring us closer to Him.

By Gerald Buss

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