“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”James 1:17
In all His infinite glory and wisdom, God took the dust of the earth and created mankind in the image and likeness of Himself. He has blessed us with God-like qualities that are meant to display His glorious luster. He skillfully crafted our bodies and minds to withstand the crucibles in life that He uses to purify and refine us.
In Genesis, the Bible tells how God created the Earth and all of its inhabitants. The creation story is the most magnificent and sacred of all time, describing how God used his supreme authority and wisdom to bring the world to life. But, amongst all his diverse and beloved creations, he only created one species in his likeness – us.
God took the dust of the Earth and formed human beings, much like the way silver artisans take raw silver ore and turn it into objects of beauty. And as silversmiths cherish their work, God cherishes mankind.
Silver has been favored for centuries by craftsmen for its lustrous white metallic sheen, resistance to oxidation & corrosion, and malleability. God designed us to shine with the lustre of his love, to resist the temptation of sin and to learn to live in the glory of His word.
He blessed us with intelligence and consciousness in order that we reflect his Almighty nature. He skilfully crafted our bodies, minds and souls to withstand the challenges that he sets in our way to purify us and build our spiritual character.
To think of God as a silversmith and humankind as His silver is a way to comprehend the trials and tribulations we all face in life. Each and every one of us is placed in God’s crucible. We feel the heat of personal challenges, the burning temptation to engage in sinful behavior. The scorching fires of difficulty and suffering are God’s way of testing and refining our character, of helping us become more like Him in the process.
“He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.”
Each heirloom quality, investment-grade statue is hand-crafted using old-world techniques as a timeless and beautiful reminder of His blessings to us, and a symbol of courage to live each day in a manner that brings glory to Him.Know the collection
On one particular afternoon, as the ladies of a bible study take turns reading aloud and discussing the meaning of the holy words, they came to Malachi Chapter 3, Verse 3. “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.”
They discuss what this scripture is telling them about God, but knowing nothing of silver refining, find it confusing. Then, one of the women offers an idea. She proposes to visit a silversmith, and find out more about the refining process. This will better help them understand the lesson of Malachi 3:3.
At the next meeting, the woman reports back. She visited the local silversmith and watched him at work. Without mentioning the verse that sparked the curious visit, the woman simply explained that she wants to know about the art of silver metalworking.
“Why do you hold the silver in the heart of the fire?” she enquired.
The silversmith replied that exposing the silver to the hottest part of the flame burns away impurities and refines the metal. He explained that he has to watch intently the whole time, for burning just a few moments longer than necessary could damage the precious silver. The woman paused in relating her tale to the group and smiled.
“Now I see the meaning of the verse. When we are feeling the stress of challenges in our lives, that is God working to refine us. Like the silversmith holding metal in the fire, God keeps the flame of hard times on us to cleanse away our impurities.”
The other women nodded and smiled, excited by their new insight about the Scripture. The group agreed that the verse was a beautiful reminder that difficult times are given to us by God as part of his plan.
“But here’s the best part. As the molten metal began to pool in the crucible, I asked the silversmith how he knows the refining is done. And I’ll never forget what he said. He gave me a big, toothy grin and says:
‘I know the silver is ready when I can see my image reflected in it.”
Each of us comes upon times in our life when we feel the heat of trials and tribulations. Understanding that hardships in life are part of God’s plan to cleanse us of impurities, we know that he is watching over us at every moment, bringing us strength in challenging times. Like the craftsman carefully refining silver, God holds us in the crucibles of life only until we are cleansed of sin and reflective of His image.
“Put your hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”
As Samson walked through vineyards on the way to Timnath, little did he know that what he was about to play the leading role a legendary scene, which would be remembered for centuries to come.
Suddenly, the roar of a lion shattered the air. The ferocious creature sprang out from the shadows, its fangs dripping and eyes gleaming as it lunged towards Samson. In that moment, an otherworldly power came him, the Holy Spirit imbuing Samson with a strength greater than any man on Earth.
With the force of the Divine running through him, Samson seized the bloodthirsty feline with his bare hands, tearing it to pieces. The battle between man and beast was won, though it was only through God’s will and power that Samson had the courage and strength to conquer his foe.
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Inspired by the classical work of Italian sculptor Cristoforo Stati (1556 – 1619) and Christian imagery of antiquity, Samson and the Lion brings to life one of the most epic tales of the Bible. Dynamic in line with traditional, this collectible statue captures the very moment when heroic Samson grapples with the lion. The violent struggle is immortalised in solid silver, sculpted to be enjoyed from every angle with its sense of natural movement and action. Every little detail stands out, from the lions twisted mane and sharp claws, to the rustic texture of Samson’s robe and the expression on his face.
Crafted from more than 20 Troy ounces of solid 925 silver, this evocative heirloom-quality silver statue measures 8cm in height, making a majestic addition to your desk or display cabinet, and a bold reminder of God’s mighty power.
Michelangelo’s Moses is undoubtedly one of the greatest works of all time. From the throbbing veins in his muscular arms, to the angry concern that furrows his brow – Michelangelo could not have captured the heated energy of Exodus 32-34 more perfectly. The work was commissioned in 1505 for the tomb of Pope Julius II, and is available now first the first time in solid silver.Know more
DAVID SLAYS GOLIATH: As the Philistine Goliath moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground - 1 Samuel 17:48. Bernini’s sculpture perfectly captures this historic moment in time without missing a single moment.Know more
The 1st statue in The Passion Collection, The Cross He Bears commemorates in solid silver the Son’s ordeal on the way to Golgotha. Sculpted in heart-wrenching detail, the folds and drapes of his robes flow with a sense of movement, while the expression of tension in his face captures our Lord’s determination to fulfil his role as our Saviour and the redeemer of our sins. This heirloom quality collectible reflects the faith that Jesus had in God’s plan, and reminds us that in order to follow his word, sometimes we must also be willing to give up comfort and bear painful burdens.
This hand-finished silver statue stands at 3 inches tall and contains more than 5 Troy ounces of 925 silver, making a wonderful addition to your collection or gift for your cherished ones.
The Fallen Angels
Betrayed by Lucifer, and cast from heaven by God, the Fallen Angels crawl the earth in search of solace. And now Artifice, captivating as a solid silver figurine, is yours to take under your wing...Know more
15+ Troy Ounce St George & the Dragon
The sinful nature inherent to all mankind inevitability places each of us in the crucible many times throughout our lives. These definitions give us valuable insight into the tremendous change taking place in our spiritual lives when we find ourselves under the intense pressures of the world and overwhelmed with temptation. It is during these challenging times that the Holy Spirit develops our character and grants us the wisdom of comprehension.