Soul Forged: The Lord As A Blacksmith
by Andy Pierson
Sometimes you feel like you have been in the forge under intense heat and repeated blows from The Blacksmith's hammer. The metal is just beginning to cool and the impact of the hammer has folded the steel over on itself. It is a new creation made from the material of the old. The story of all new creations in Christ. The Lord is a blacksmith. He keeps a refining fire stoked and a keen eye on His creation as shapes them striking while they are white hot. His prized possessions. He is a blacksmith and He keeps forging on. As people are always coming to Him requiring his sacrifice and service of salvation and sanctification. A Blacksmith that is also your Father, your Friend, and your Neighbor.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. ~2 Corinthians 5:17
Sparks like stars fly upward from His hammer as He shapes with another annealing blow of the divine. There will be no swarf or waste product. The Smith will reuse all of the material. There is no waste in this Smith's world he uses everything, even the stuff others would've discarded as bad or useless. In The Smith's forge even the waste goes to good use. The only requirement for this Smith is that the new creation be pure…holy…
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