In automobiles the catalytic converter works by using a “catalyst” to create a chemical reaction in which the gases are “converted” to produce less harmful, or even inert matter. In road going vehicles, this can result in a 90% conversion of bad gasses into less harmful gases that flow through the mufflers and out the exhaust tips.
Like the trials of life in Christians inevitably we will be tested in all areas of our lives.
A “catalytic conversion” of sorts is a purification process by fire or intense heat.
The element inside of a converter in motor vehicles will superheat (glow white hot) at lower temperatures and in effect purify by heat more harmful emissions most effectively.
Tempering steel is a simple matter of putting it back into and through the fire.
So therefore “enjoy the heat”…it serves a “purpose” and is an essential part of The Lord’s plan for all of us.
And if more than one thorn…let us simply count our blessings.
“Grace is sufficient for us”