Diamonds and Pearls: Beauty Under Pressure

My Spiritual Breakfast


Source: Glen Benest

“Deep in the center of the earth, a diamond is formed. Though many will admire its beauty and usefulness, when its formation is complete, none views the process by which it is formed. It is hidden, unseen, in the darkness. So is the work of God in the heart of man.” -Diane Dew

“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 (NIV)

You are a treasure belonging to God. He took great care in your design. Just as every snowflake, pearl, and diamond is unique, so are you! However, it takes pressure to turn a lump of coal into a diamond or a grain of sand into a pearl.

Intense pressure causes great suffering and turmoil. The transformation of our spirits, as…

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