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When God wants to drill a man,

And thrill a man, and skill a man

To play the noblest part;

When He yearns with all His heart

To create so great and bold a man

That all the world shall be amazed,

Watch His methods, watch His ways!

How He ruthlessly perfects whom He royally elects!

How He hammers him and hurts him,

And with mighty blows converts him

Into trial shapes of clay which Only God understands;

While his tortured heart is crying

And he lifts beseeching hands!

How He bends but never breaks

When his good He undertakes;

How He uses whom He chooses,

And which very purpose fuses him;

By every act induces him to try His splendor out.

God knows what He’s about.

~Author Unknown

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I found this thought-provoking poem in a volume I inherited from Dad’s library.

When life’s trials are hard, even when we know we are right with Him,

it’s comforting to know God is perhaps preparing us for something we can’t even imagine – but He sees clearly.

Selah —

—PLR—

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