- Scenario A: Delivered FROM the fire. When the trial doesn't come to life. Dividend? Our faith is built.
- Scenario B: Delivered THROUGH the fire. We experience the trial but God brings us through with victory. Dividend? Our faith is refined.
- Scenario C: Delivered BY the fire into His Arms. We go home to our eternal reward. Dividend? Our faith is perfected.
In any of these scenarios, the child of God wins!As I have shared in previous posts, I have a friend who the doctors feared had ovarian cancer. Now, as we gals know, so many times that is usually a death sentence, especially when one has a tumors is the size of a cantaloupe!
My prayer for her from the beginning was that the doctors would be amazed when they did the surgery and found that it was not what they expected. That's EXACTLY what happen!
She did not have cancer: Scenario A - She was delivered FROM having cancer and FROM having to go through all the treatments.
She did have surgery -- a complete hysterectomy: Scenario B - She was delivered THROUGH surgery and did well. (BTW she is home after only 3 days!)
So, she experienced Scenario A & B. Our morning class asked me to thank her for being the subject of an awesome object lesson during our Bible study :) They are so fun. Needless to say, we are rejoicing around here!