Monday, June 13, 2011

A Diamond Is Forever

 "Every which way you turn Jesus you will find that like a precious diamond there is brilliance, beauty, and perfection". (Joseph Prince, "Destined to Reign") Jesus is multi-faceted like a diamond. He is Son of God yet Son of man, Deity as well as human, Savior as well as friend, King of Kings who is of the humblest origins. Like the rarest of diamonds, He is pure, not contaminated by any sin at all.

Jesus disperses light like a diamond in the sun, and in fact, His "light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it", John 1:5. NLT. Most mined diamonds are used for the industrial purposes of cutting, drilling, grinding and polishing, which is what he does for believers as He transforms us into new creations.

When I look at myself, I see a "diamond in the rough", at best; lumpy, unformed, dark, dingy, imperfect. But there is hope. Because of Jesus, when God looks at me he sees the diamond I can become. By cutting, drilling, grinding and polishing, often under high pressure and high temperature conditions, Jesus transforms me into a thing of beauty.  He started this process on the cross, and it will go on for all eternity. "A Diamond Is Forever". (slogan by N.W. Ayers copywriter Frances Gerety for De Beers ad campaign in 1947)

"This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun", II Corinthians 5:17, NLT.

"A diamond is a girl's best friend". And Jesus is mine. I just couldn't resist saying that:).


  1. When you consider the intense pressure a diamond undergoes to become a diamond, it gives a whole new understanding to why the most beautiful ones are those formed in extreme pressure. What a gem you are!

  2. I was just looking at this 2 Cor verse this morning and reflecting how amazing it is when God changes us into brand new creatures. Great thoughts here, Peggy!