Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sapphire, Diamonds and a New Creation
I enjoyed watching the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I thought Catherine, her dress and jewels were all beautiful. Prince William looked really handsome too. I loved all those hats! Everyone is talking about Catherine's engagement ring with the beautiful sapphire and diamonds. I thought it was very sweet of Prince William to give his mother's ring to his beloved Catherine. This got me thinking about when you first find a diamond in the ground it is rough and dirty and sometimes cloudy. You have to polish it and have an expert diamond cutter cut it into a beautiful gem. Before we accept Christ's gift of salvation we are like a diamond in the rough. After we are saved and Christ comes to live in our hearts we are a new creation. As we mature in our faith the diamond is polished and cut into a beautiful gem--until it sparkles. The sparkle is Christ and we are His. He will never leave or forsake us.
Let's pray: Thank You Father God for Your free gift of salvation. We praise Your name and we thank You for all the blessings You have given to us. I pray that Your hand of protection will be upon us. Please Father, keep us safe and healthy. Thank You for always being there for us. I say these things in Jesus' name. Amen.