Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Refiner and Purifier

“He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.” Mal. 3:3

“Our Father, who seeks to perfect His saints in holiness, knows the value of the refiner’s fire. It is with the most precious metals that the assayer takes the most pains, and subjects them to the hot fire, because such fires melt the metal, and only the molten mass releases its alloy or takes perfectly its new form in the mould. The old refiner never leaves his crucible, but sits down by it, lest there should be one excessive degree of heat to mar the metal. But as soon as he skims from the surface the last of the dross, and sees his own face reflected, he puts out the fire. ~ Arthur T. Pierson

Streams in the Desert
Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman



  1. As I was driving in late late late on Friday night, I heard a reading from your Mrs. Cowan. She was apparently quite a prolific writer! It was a lovely piece on how we rush far too much and should slow down, using Christ's example.

    Have a glorious day!

  2. This is one of my favorite quotes! Need to print it out for myself. Thanks!

  3. I love Mrs. Cowan's commentary on these verses - both the message she conveys and her use of language.

    I now have my eye open for other writings of hers.