The Refiner’s Fire

Whew! It’s felt kind of crazy the last few days in the LDS social media world. This Mormon Messages video came at the right time for me. Some days, and especially, lately, I have felt the brunt of the world pushing up on me, as I try to do what is right. I feel like I get it right some of the time, and some of the time I am the Hindenburg going down in a fireball of catastrophe.

This video is called “The Refiners Fire” and is based off a 2011 talk, called “The Songs They Could Not Sing” given by Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles.

I hope it will lighten your burden a bit today.

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Her family and friends call her the Queen of the United States...and Mom -- Joyce Anderson has been involved in LDS apologetics for over 20 years and with the Millennial Star since 2010. Since the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic she has added homeschooler to her list things she does in addition to being the butcher, baker & candlestick maker. When not schooling the children, she reads, paints, declutters, teaches primary, and is happy to share a bowl of chips & salsa with anyone who stops by.

9 thoughts on “The Refiner’s Fire

  1. Joyce, thank you for sharing a timely reminder for all of us. It certainly puts my trials into perspective. I particularly liked hearing the part about how Christ doesn’t put us into a position to fail. I needed that.

  2. Hmm, that was weird, Bruce. If that happens to anyone else, speak up! 🙂

    Thanks Michael.

  3. I liked the image of the forger’s fire shaping us into beautiful and useful implements.

    I remember watching a jeweler refine gold when on my mission. I often reflect on that image, and hope that the heat of adversity is drawing the dross from my soul.

  4. What I appreciated in the video is that while the man (God) was working the metal (us), we could not see really where he was going with all this heating and hammering.
    One can only trully appreciate the result once it’s complete.

    Even though we don’t understand fully the urpose of god, we must submit, willingly, to the Father. He will craft us into something beautifull.

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