An excerpt from an old magazine called Hi Call.
Visiting in a mining town, a young minister was being escorted through one of the coal mines. In one of the dark, dirty passage ways he spied a beautiful white flower growing out of the black earth of the mine."How can there be a flower of such purity and beauty in this dirty mine?" the minister asked the miner. "Throw some of the coal dust on it and see," was the reply. The minister did so and was surprised that as fast as the dirt touched those snowy petals., it slid right off to the ground, leaving the flower just as lovely as before. It was so smooth that the dirt could not cling to the flower.
"Our hearts can be the same way. We cannot help it that we have to be in a world filled with sin, any more than the flower could change the place where it was growing. But God can keep us pure and clean that though we touch sin on every side, it will not cling to us. We can stand in the midst of it just as white and beautiful as that flower.
The secret of purity is God! The secret of seeing and knowing God is a pure heart...a pure heart comes from God! Get a pure heart, and you can be supremely happy~ no matter what the circumstances!!"
Billy Graham~ The Secret of Happiness
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."
Thanks for joining us for tea today we hope you have found these words encouraging ~Love The Watts