A gemstone or crystal when cleaned and polished has many sides reflecting the light back to us. I find this quality in people too. Everything God has made has many facets. Even God himself has many sides to discover.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” [Matthew 13:45-46*]
When I explore God I find gems of knowledge, wonder, and hope. I get so excited I want to share it! Then someone says something, or I explore even further, and I find another side to the gem I have discovered. This happened with my post Message to Milly.
In the message, I learned that no matter what “we are His forever.” When I wrote the post; I found God to be so expansive that I could say with confidence; “I am His, they are His and we are His.”
I am blessed with two Moms. They offer me a lifetime of wisdom from their walk with the Lord. One is my biological Mom. She is a teacher. I learned at her knee of Jesus’ love for me.
God has given me a Jewish Mom. This beautiful woman has accepted my mom and me as family. In the Spirit, my mom has become a sister to her, and I have become a daughter. She has an amazing gift of insight. She can see through the stuff that distracts me and she gets right to the point!
A few weeks ago, I picked up my moms from the airport. Once settled in for the ninety-minute drive, we discussed their trip and my new post, Message to Milly. With their travels, they had not yet read it. I was too excited about this God Gem. After we talked a bit, in my excitement I said, “I am His, they are His and we are His.”
My Jewish mom sitting in the back seat paused, she thought for a moment. Then she stated, “He is ours.” I had to let that phrase sink in and ponder what she had said. She saw another side to this God Gem. Here is the gift she gave me:
God always gives us the right to choose. He does not overwhelm us. We have choices to make. It is like the choice I made to rewrite my book as Christian Fiction. I decided I could not separate my writing from God. He did not decide it for me. Without saying the words, I chose God.
God created us. We are His. We will always be His Creation. Separation does not come from God. We separate ourselves from God. It is within our power to choose God. We choose Him and He is ours.
Just another side of the gemstone is that God chose to create us. We are His. He waits for us to choose Him. When we take that step, He becomes ours. My little phrase takes on a different shine:
I am His, we are His, They are His, and He is ours. Full circle, like an unbroken wedding band. His love is beyond measure.
The Apostle Paul prayed for the Church in Ephesians 3:17-19**:
“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
I’m getting there. Little by little I am grasping the love of Christ. It is beyond my earthly knowledge, but my soul feels His Love. I choose God. He is mine and I am His.
Take out those God Gems you are learning. Polish ‘em up, look at the gem in a different light, and let us know what facet you find reflecting God’s Light.
*New International Version
**New American Standard Bible