Pure Silver

“The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.” Psalm 12:6

 My favorite comic strip of all time is Peanuts. I have fond memories of Charlie, Linus, Lucy and Snoopy on my television screen and on the front of the Sunday Funnies. They are like old friends who always bring a smile to my face. Charles Schulz was a master at making us laugh but also connecting the character’s experience to our own experiences. One in particular does this well and is one of the most known.

We all know the one, Lucy is going to hold the football so Charlie can kick it. Charlie really wants to kick the ball well. And he really wants to trust Lucy to hold the ball in place for him. Even though we don’t see what he’s thinking exactly, we know that he’s struggling – should I trust her? Shouldn’t I trust her? We can relate to this conundrum. Life is full of uncertainties. In fact, that is one of the only certainties. Sometimes you have to run and kick the ball knowing that Lucy might just pull it out of the way at the last minute.

Thankfully, there is another certainty. God’s word is pure like silver refined in the fire. It has been tried and proven itself to be trustworthy. God’s word doesn’t tease or taunt us. Rather it guides and directs. God’s word isn’t like Lucy who says one thing and does another.

Thank you, God, for your word which is a light that directs my path, a sword that protects, a seed that grows and above all else can be trusted.

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