“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24
Melted down and put back into circulation.
During the reign of Oliver Cromwell, the British government ran low on the silver used to make coins.
So Cromwell sent his men to a local cathedral to search for some.
They reported back to him that the only silver they could find was in the statues of the Saints standing in the corners.
Cromwell sent back word, “Good; let’s melt down the saints and put them back into circulation.”
That’s what we need; men and women, who’ve been melted down, filled with God’s Spirit and put back into circulation.
What good is all of our experience, if we keep it in the church, enjoy it in the church, and leave it in the church?
For me, the highlight of last Christmas was providing gifts for a struggling single mother and her three children from out church.
Working 10 hours a day, she could provide only the bare essentials.
So we bought her 14-year old boy Nike basketball shoes, a doll-set for her little girl and clothes for the bay.
When my wife and her mother delivered them to her, complete with a turkey, groceries and all the trimmings, this mother broke down and wept with gratitude for what she had just received.
It was the first time that anyone had done anything like this for them.
All around you today, there are people with genuine needs, who feel unloved and unwanted.
Share with them what you’ve got, both materially and spiritually.
Ask God to melt you down and put you back into circulation.