Hmmm… Not Good Luck

Glassblower and glory hole at the glassblowing...

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Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day, a day of celebrating the luck of the Irish with flowing beer, corned beef or ham and cabbage dinners, and talk of shamrocks, gold at the end of the rainbow and leprechauns. The history of this day is not the focus today but the request for luck in a friend’s Facebook post and the trying day she was anticipating.  Wishing you luck, fingers crossed, good luck, luck, luck, luck, were repeated in many a comment bringing to mind the glass blowers at Corning Glass Museum. These master glassmakers do not depend on chance or good luck in transforming a molten glob into a beautiful useful work of art, but the use of fire, skill, and techniques discovered by the Romans about 50 B.C. If they do not try the glass by fire, then all they have is a blob of useless ugliness. The same can be said for us. If not for the intense heat of those difficult days, we cannot be shaped into useful objects of splendor. (Malachi 3:2-3) Instead of looking at the fire with dread, let us look at it with anticipation of what we will become because of it. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Do you know what they call the entrance to the firey furnace at the museum?Wait for it……………………….The Glory Hole!!!

4 thoughts on “Hmmm… Not Good Luck

  1. Hi Karin, the Scriptures tell us Chance happens Ecclesiastes 9:10-12 but the word Luck was first used in England in connection to Gambling but some claim it comes from the word Lucifer, if we are trusting in Luck we are not Trusting in God or do we give Him thanks for His provision.

    God does not cause our suffering and hardship as He tells us in the Scriptures but He disciplines us by letting us go our own way and suffering for the wrong we do this is as with the sons of Levi. We will also be tried by Satan but God will use it for good in our lives as you said Karin and we are to give thanks but not for the pain we endure, that would make us masochists but because we know that God works it all out for good. When we are Born again of God’s seed we are refined and perfected in Love.1John 3:9 When we go through testing He holds us close to Him and keeps His focus on us so the flames to not consume us just as we would not plan for our Children to suffer nor does God plan it for us but He knows we will, He moulds and shapes us by the Fruit of The Spirit as we put our flesh to death by walking in them, through His empowering – Galations 5 13-26

    Lamentations 3: 33 For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

    Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

    Christian Love Anne

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    • Thanks,my Sister, for the encouraging scriptures. It is a comfort to know no matter what we are going through, He is there going through it with us.
      Keep the Faith – but not from others!

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