“Diamonds were formed in the earth thousands of years ago under extreme heat and pressure. This extreme heat and pressure in the earth transformed the carbon into crystals and turned it colorless. Although diamonds formed deep in the earth, volcanic activity is what brought them to the surface.” – Bryan Boyne
In about two and a half weeks, Andrew and I will be waltzing into GBMC, eyes filled with tears, and Hearts filled with hope. I cannot believe our little baby boy is almost here after 9 very long months. After going through so much pain and grief 13 months ago, I can finally breathe again and grasp a joy that I cannot explain.
I was in Kay Jewelers with Andrew last weekend to get our rings polished. While we were there, the manager was informing us that we should get our rings insured under our Home Owners insurance. Apparently, that’s a thing and if you for some reason had a house fire your rings could melt. It got me thinking, I have had my fair share of Diamonds throughout the span of my life thanks to Andrew, my parents, state champions ships, and purity promises. I never really thought about how they were made, or where they were from, I just squealed and put them on my finger and started talking with my hands more because they were so blingy.
After that experience at Kay Jewelers, I have thought so much about the “Diamonds” we receive in our life, and no I am not talking about the actual rings, I am talking about the small and large victories we receive in life itself. I want you to think about the scary, volcanic activity that has erupted in your life and caused you pain and agony. Some of those volcanic explosions, may have left an everlasting imprint on your life. Some have been brewing for a very long time, and one day it just knocked the wind out of you and sucked the life out of you!
While volcanic activity causes such destruction at the time, it forms the most beautiful, breath taking, clear, and extraordinary masterpiece. Just as Satan causes such horrific volcanic activity in your life, Jesus comes and picks up the broken pieces that have shattered onto the ground and forms those “Diamonds” in your life.
1 Peter 5:10 says, “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
Pray for Andrew and I as we approach these next two weeks. For our emotions are all over the place and we are desperately seeking praying and encouragement for this baby boy in two weeks! Thank you for all your support and Prayers!! And let us know how we can pray for you! We love ya’ll!