Years ago my sister went on an Emmaus weekend (this is the Methodist version of the 3 day Lutheran Via de Cristo retreat). This song was the theme for her weekend, and it came to me last night. It’s a good reminder that sometimes obedience is achieved through the fires of refinement.
“For who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For his is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them lie gold and silver, and they will bring offerings of righteousness to the Lord.” Malachi 3:3