In continuing our look at how the journey changes us, I’d like to look at the example of the diamond.

Think about a hunk of black carbon. Bury it about 100 miles underground where it encounters intense heat from the Earth’s mantle. And intense pressure from that much rock sitting on top of it! Under those conditions, the carbon can melt and the atoms can line up in a cubic formation. Now you have a diamond.

But the journey for the diamond is not over. It gets pushed to the surface through 100 miles of rock by deep volcanic eruptions. It might lay buried for years before being discovered, picked up, and washed off.

Even then, the diamond needs the right person to find it. To see the potential it holds. To analyze, cut, and polish.

Some diamonds are used to reflect light and are mounted as gemstones in pieces of jewelry.

Some diamonds are used as tools to cut other objects with precision due to their innate strength.

All have been transformed along the way into something of value.

Do you see yourself as a diamond in the rough? If so, what stage are you in?

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  • August 31, 2009 at 6:26 am

    >Yes, spiritually, I'm definitely a diamond in the rough. Although I'd like to think that each year, God shapes and polished me more and more through the hardships and difficulties he allows!

  • August 31, 2009 at 9:26 am

    >I love that God sees what our finished product will be. And that he sees us when we're in the process and loves us for who we are, not because of what we can do. I'm definitely still in the process!

  • August 31, 2009 at 11:35 am

    >Definitely. I think we're all works in progress…until the day we die, we're always learning and growing.

  • August 31, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    >What a great analogy. God's creaetion is truly amazing. Just the fact that he can take a hunk of carbon and turn into one of the most precious gems on the earth is a testament to what he can do with us and our hunks of faith. 🙂 Also goes to show why he wants us to pass through the fire.

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