"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you.” - Isaiah 43:2
Architects of the current Texas capitol chose marble because the previous structure burned in 1881. In 1888, the home of Texas government, built of granite, was dedicated, and stands today. Fires rage in the fallen world, and sometimes God’s people have to walk through them. We will pass through “many tribulations” (Acts 14:22), but those whose lives are built on, in and through Jesus will not be burned up, any more than a building constructed of granite. They will be like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who found in Babylon’s searing furnace the very presence of God.
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