On a recent trip to the sea, we collected beautiful sea glass. As I felt the smoothness of each treasure (formerly discarded, broken glass), I was reminded of the refinement that God takes us through as we journey with Him. “See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction” Isaiah 48:10. Though the process can be painful, and we may at times feel tossed by the waves of life, the end result is beautiful–for we are becoming more and more like Him.