神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16).

双语灵修丨葛培理布道团:​塑造你(2020.07.31)

作者: 葛培理布道团 来源:基督时报蒙允转载2020年07月31日 16:43

当我们遭受患难并为基督而死,这意味着我们将与他同活在天国。——提摩太后书2:11

When we suffer and die for Christ it only means that we will begin living with him in heaven. —2 Timothy 2:11 (TLB)

我有一个朋友,在大萧条时期失去了工作,财富,妻子,还有家。但是他仍持有他的信仰——他唯一留下的东西。一天,他停下来看一些人在一个大教堂上凿石头,其中一个人在凿一个三角形的石头。“你要用它做什么?”我的朋友问。那个工人回答说“看见塔尖那边的小洞口了吗?我正在打磨它好适合那里”当我朋友离开时他眼中充满了泪水,因为神似乎通过这个工人来解释他的苦难和他的改变。“我正在塑造你,使你适合那里”

I have a friend who during the Depression lost his job, a fortune, a wife, and a home.But he tenaciously held to his faith-the only thing he had left. One day he stopped to watch some men doing stonework on a huge church. One of them was chiseling a triangular piece of stone. “What are you going to do with that?” asked my friend. The workman said, “See that little opening away up there near the spire? Well, I’m shaping this down here, so it will fit in up there.” Tears filled the eyes of my friend as he walked away, for it seemed that God had spoken through the workman to explain his ordeal through which he was passing, “I’m shaping you down here, so you’ll fit in up there.”

今日祷告:
谢谢你,主,因为生活中所有的“塑造”,都使我更亲近你。

Prayer for the day:
Thank You, Lord, for all the “shaping” in my life, which brings me closer to You.


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