Rust, impurities and dross
Fiery flames consumed.
Radiance and brilliance
Precious stones sparkle
Extensive cutting and polishing
Exotic, fragile vases
Well molded and heated
Hide the shadows of painful process.
Hideous caterpillar crawled out
Lovely mirthful winged-creature,
Metamorphosis’ mystic craft.
Luminous and picturesque rainbow
Arch the heavens
When turbulent storm subside
The virga fade
An aftermath of blizzard.
Through the test of time,
Rocks, stones, pebbles and shells
Turned unnumbered sand
Vivacious torrent of cruel waves
Vicissitudes encapsulated break through.
These beautifully illustrate
The essence and significance of trials,
Our Great Alchemist’s tool
In the laboratory called life.
If we overcome our trials, and get victory over the temptations of Satan, then we endure the trial of our faith, which is much more precious than gold, and are stronger, and better prepared to meet the next.
A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White, p. 27
The triumph of Christian faith is to suffer, and be strong; to submit, and thus conquer; to be killed all day long, and yet to live; to bear the cross, and thus win the crown of immortal glory.
Ellen G. White, Sketches from the Life of Paul, p. 300
© 2016 LAF
Note: This poem was written during a very trying moment and family crucible. It was published in University Voice HATINIG and my mini book, “Curly Wings, Chasing Dreams” in 2008. May the Great Alchemist inspire your life too! 🙂 Photo credit: Google Images