Tender to noble

When a baby learns about his or her world, parents recognize they are tender. Providing life lessons in measured doses, the parents ensure their child is able to grow and develop without feeling overwhelmed. Similarly, God chooses us when our hearts are tender and places us in learning situations that will try our character. Those who are malleable like gold  will become noble to the glory of God.- Teresa 

 Ezekiel 17: 22-24 (ESV)

22 Thus says the Lord God: “I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and will set it out. I will break off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. 23 On the mountain height of Israel will I plant it, that it may bear branches and produce fruit and become a noble cedar. And under it will dwell every kind of bird; in the shade of its branches birds of every sort will nest. 24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it.”

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