In my study this week I came across this story from R Kent Hughes,
“A miner once interrupted John Hutton, a famous Welsh preacher, by leaping to his feet in the middle of a sermon and leading the whole congregation in the ‘Doxology.’ Hutton was taken aback and decided he would make the acquaintance of the man. Later the man explained that he had been a Christian only a few months and that it was all so gloriously different that he could not sit still while the Word was being preached! Then he said, ‘I was a bad lot. I drank. I pawned the furniture. I knocked my wife about. And now life is real life, and splendidly worthwhile.’ When asked how he fared among his fellows, down in the pit, he laughed and replied, ‘Today, they asked me, ‘You don’t seriously credit that old yarn about Jesus turning the water into wine?’ To which he had answered, ‘I know nothing about water and wine, but I know this: that in my house Christ has turned beer into furniture; and that is a good enough miracle for me!’” (John, page 135)
I love any story that speaks of Transformation coming from God’s Salvation. Has He transformed you? Has God taken the ashes of your life and made such beauty that He alone gets the glory?