“Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. And it shall come to pass, that in the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.” Zechariah 13 v7-9 AKJV
“through the fire”… Lord, we thank you for your mercies and your grace. Be with each and every one we know this day. Touch the lives of those we are close to that they can know you in the most special way-the refuge of peace that passes all understanding. We thank you. Your strength is our blessing. Let those around us who do not understand, see. We thank you.
Lord, bless this day as you already have. Amen