Sunday, March 18, 2007

Refined

Lord, you scourge the ones you love,
Breaking them with bitter blows,
Smashing them and sifting them,
Making them shine out like gold.

Lord, your scourging hurts a lot,
Makes us see our sin within,
Helps us grow in truth and grace
Into glory for your Name.

"My son, don't take lightly the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by him;
For whom the Lord loves, he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives."

--Hebrews 12:5,6, WEB

1 comment:

BunnyGirl said...

Timely reminder - we are only ever disciplined in love but no child likes discipline even if it is for our own good.