when God drops diamonds . . .

“Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.” –Rev. 4:6

Every now and again, God drops diamonds from the sky, dressing his earth with a glimpse of heaven. He did so today, right around dinner time.

I wonder if anyone else noticed the brilliance as they dashed past me on their way home after work. Likely, they didn’t. Busy days make for tired evenings, and when a soul is worn out—overexposed to the duty and function of everyday living—diamonds often go undetected.

Oh the many ways the Father adorns his earth! The heavenly dressing room is overflowing with enough baubles to accessorize an entire world without duplication. Today, he adorned the neck of my neighborhood in diamonds. Tomorrow, perhaps rubies or sapphires. The possibilities are endless because the Artist is endless, and he likes nothing more than to surprise his children with jewels from his heavenly treasure chest.

I pray that God awakens your spirit and opens your eyes to catch a glimpse of eternity today. Push duty and function aside (if only for a few minutes) and pull up a chair to watch his show. God has something more for you than currently meets the eye.

Diamonds really are a girl’s best friends, especially the ones God drops from his heart into ours. May you find yourself so lavishly adorned, friends. As always . . .

Peace for the journey,

13 Responses to when God drops diamonds . . .

  1. I love this ‘slow down and pay attention’ post! Our God delights in our delight, I do believe. The picture is fabulous. Thanks for the reminder, Elaine.

    • Thanks for being here, Eric. Your encouragement over these last months has been a diamond for me!

  2. As I am reading your post, I am sitting in my mother’s living room. She lives right on the waterfront here. On her ceiling, I am looking at the water make wavy shadows of light and dark. It’s very soothing. And I can also see some diamonds outside the window, too, on the water itself.

    God is a beauty-giver. Thanks, Lord, for today’s gift!!


  3. wifeforthejourney:

    There are so many thing we can miss when we are in a hurry. I find this especially true when I am in familiar territory – we can all find God-given “local beauty” if we’ll take the time to look for it.

    Love you,

  4. Love this, Elaine – both the photo and the word pictures. Love the idea of God dropping diamonds into our lives. And you’re right, sometimes we just don’t recognize them or take time to enjoy them. I don’t want to miss any. Hope I see them all!

  5. You are so right about this, Elaine! We get too accustomed to “have it your way,” and “five minutes or your order is free.” That’s how we miss those Divine Diamonds!

    I appreciate you reminding me to slow down and see God at work!

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