“‘They shall be Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘On the day that I make them My jewels.’” Malachi 3:17
This winter has been a hard winter to say the very least. Our family has faced many illnesses, one being a chronic illness that has affected and drained everyone. As Christians we pray for and expect healing. When the healing does not come in the time frame we want, it can get frustrating; that’s where faith has to kick in strong.
In these times I am reminded that as Christians, we are God’s jewels. Jewels are precious, but jewels are also made in a unique process. Gold is tested and refined. Diamonds are made from coal that has been under immense pressure.
Life isn’t going to be easy just because we are Christians. As God refines us into His jewels we may have to walk through the fire. But, as Christians, God will give us the strength to walk through that fire; He will guide us through it. As you walk through that fire you can hold your head up high knowing you are being formed into a precious jewel.