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Monday, September 17, 2007

Sword Making

My dad held my machete as he told the church congregation about how a sword is made.
The steel is heated incredibly hot--hotter than it will ever be again. Then it is submerged, plunged, baptized in water or oil. This makes it hard. It will still need to be beaten, heated, and machined. But it will never be heated that hot again.
Without this process, it would fail when most needed.
One year ago today, I--like a sword--was baptized.

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