When you’re under pressure

One hundred miles beneath the surface of this planet,

it takes 2,200 degrees of heat

and 725,000 pounds of pressure

to forge a diamond,

which must be pushed up to the surface through volcanic eruptions

to finally be discovered and treasured by humans beings.

In our fast-paced society, it’s easy to forget our souls are like diamonds.

Our beauty is forged by fire in the depths of our being.

Whatever pressure you’re under right now,

keep the faith.

You’re not being destroyed!

You are being transformed from simple elements of the earth

into an eternally gorgeous creation,

which will be treasured by God forever.

 

Source for diamond statistics: http://www.dmia.net/diamonds-made-coal/

Experiencing God’s Grandeur

Gazing over the vast canyon

of Your unconditional love,

I begin to sense the depths You would go

to carve a place for each of us in Your ethereal home.

Everything gorgeous points to Your majesty.

The grandeur of nature exists, so we can marvel

at Your presence in it.

You call to us from beyond this world,

boldly proclaiming Your love.

Sometimes an unlikely wildflower

finds a way to grow in the cracks between ancient stones,

miraculously bathing in rich enough soil …

and I am nourished by hope.

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