Yes, they are pretty, but they are rocks.
I don’t get what’s so exciting about that.
If you’re a woman and wondering what’s wrong with me – trust me.
My mother is shaking her head, wondering where she went wrong.
(She loves all things that sparkle!)
For the sake of this morning’s Prayer Prompt, I did a little research.
Miners have to sift through approximately 200 tons of earth to get to diamonds, which are formed in temperatures between 1700-2400 degrees Fahrenheit and under at least 650,000 pounds of pressure per square inch.
And, according to HeartsOnFire.com (the resource for all these sparkling facts), the timeframe from mine to consumer is five months.
For a rock.
Let’s think about this.
People put a high value on diamonds; protect them; treasure them; pass them down as family heirlooms.
Diamonds are coveted.
And when you think about how much they are valued, consider this: God thinks you are worth so much more.
Diamonds are rare, but you, my friend, are even more rare.
God only made one of you.
Revelation 21:19 tells us that the walls in heaven are decorated with precious gems.
Which makes them pretty, but of little value!
You don’t use expensive and valuable gems in a construction project!
Now granted, that’s heaven so we won’t be troubled with theft at that point, and God’s not putting diamonds under glass with armed security angels nearby!
He’s using the stones to do what rocks do best – as a foundation for a wall.
You, however, as so precious to Him that He allowed His own Son the be executed so He could spend eternity with you.
Today, as you pray, thank God that He has placed such a high value on you and that He loves you so much.
Ask Him to remind your heart often of this truth from 1 John 4:10, “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
Ask Him to help you remember when you’re tempted to take His grace and love for granted… you were unworthy, but He still thought you were worth dying for.