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Dross, dentists, and dribbling in San Antonio
by Julie Michaelson
06/11/07
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Take away the dross
from the silver,
and the smith has material
for a vessel.
[Proverbs 25:4]
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"Lord, haven't I gotten
rid of it, already?"

"What, My child."

"This dross stuff."

"Ah, I see. You have
been reading My Word."

"Yeah."

"Well said, child."

"Hey! My tooth is killing
me from that, eh,
million dollar-whatever-
it-was they did to me,
this morning! You're
lucky I'm even TALKING
to You!"

[SOLOMN NOD.]
"Is this word correct,
child?"

"Yeah, You're right, Lord.
Here it is:

[SOLEMN NOD.]

"Is that better?"

[NOD.]

"Anyhow, back to the dross.."

"What about it, precious?"

"Well, how much do I have,
anyway? You would think
after half a century, all
that dross stuff would
have been cleared away."

"Melted, child, in the
furnace."

"Whatever, Lord. I'm not
in a great mood. I had a
different dentist, today,
and he was really the
epitome of charm."

[SMILE. NOD.]

"All he did was talk about
the last 10 minutes of the
Spurs game, and I, like,
know nothing about
basketball."

"I know, My beloved."

"Plus, I don't think he
gave me enough novacaine."

"There is never enough,
My child."

"Yes, Lord. That's another
plum of wisdom I've
learned in my 51 years."

"What else have you
learned, child?"

"Well, just last week,
I found out what 'dross'
meant."

"Very good, My beloved.
Explain it to Me."

"Eh, well; it's, like,
the impure stuff that's
in precious metals:
gold, silver......like that.
And, the good stuff isn't
ready to be made into
somethin' pretty until
it's all melted away -
all that crummy junk."

"I couldn't have said
it better, child."

"So, Lord; how long is
it gonna' take? Aren't
I about done?"

"You're not a pizza, child."

[laugh]
"Sometimes I feel like one,
Lord! Well, it's up to You;
I mean, You ARE the Head Chef,
around here."

[SMILE.]
"Child, I am the Only One."
*****************************
As men gather silver and bronze
and iron and lead and tin
into a furnace,
to blow the fire upon it
in order to melt it;
so I will gather you.....
and put you in and melt you.
I will gather you and blow
upon you.....
and you shall be melted in
the midst of it.
[Ezekiel 22:20-21]




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Joyce Poet 12 Jun 2007
Couldn't pass this one up when I saw the title as my son is having his wisdom teeth all cut out at noon tomorrow. Didn't expect the powerful lesson and wisdom in here, in the midst of the humor. But that's often how God works, isn't it? I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Personally, I've found the dross-removal process to be both long and ongoing. I hope I never get so religiously minded that I'm of no earthly good or that I don't feel like I need to go to God often for a dross check. :)




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