A diamond-in-the-rough you say?
Oh no, beloved.
You are the rarest of precious gems
In the hands of the Master Gemcutter.
A priceless jewel in His glittering Kingdom,
You shine the light of Christ with beautiful brilliance.
Clear and radiant—His love exudes from your spirit.
Your cut is flawless.
His light shines from your inner-most being,
the beams shooting out in myriads.
You light a room simply by walking into it.
You are the strongest of substances.
Even when you feel broken,
Persevering through each dark night of the soul,
Coming forth reflecting His glorious light.
The Father sees your worth—far above rubies.
Forever incomparable in value.
You are priceless.
Magnification of His love
intensifies with each passing season—through you.
A rock for your family in troubled and triumphant times,
You shine like the stars in the universe:
Men and women who have lived wisely and well will shine brilliantly, like the cloudless, star-strewn night skies. And those who put others on the right path to life will glow like stars forever… Daniel 12:3
Your truest identity at the core of your being—
A beautiful masterpiece—His poema:
Your very DNA, made new in Christ,
testifies to your divine destiny.
You possess the joy of one who walks with their Father,
setting your mind on pilgrimage with Him.
As you make your way together,
You go from strength to strength,
Covering the valleys with refreshing spring rain,
Ushering in the blazing colors of autumn,
Clothing the world with blessing.
A cornerstone fashioned for a palace,
You hold strength and space for others,
Nourishing souls with words of life,
As you attend and obey
Your sweet Shepherd’s voice,
Doing the good works He created you to do.
When the world turns cold and dark,
Each heartfelt tear is captured in His bottle,
Stored up as beautiful intercessory prayers
When your tender soul is pierced by others’ pain.
Each day lived in light of His return,
“One day closer,” gives you the strength
To keep walking, keep shining,
Living in light of His goodness, beauty and truth.
One day closer
To forever in His strong and unshakable Kingdom.
But when the days are long,
And the years seem short,
Remember to whom you belong,
And from where your strength comes.
Your strength comes not from mountaintop experiences.
But from the Gemcutter’s meticulous handiwork.
He is faithful to complete His good work in you,
As you rest in His tender, capable hands.
So shine on, dear sister, shine on!
Radiating brilliantly for His glory,
in His bright and beautiful Kingdom!