HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,” (Job 38:19).
Jewels, in themselves, are valueless, unless they are brought in contact with light. If they are put in certain positions they will reflect the beauty of the sun.
There is no beauty in them otherwise. The diamond that is back in its dark gallery or down in the deep mine, displays no beauty whatever. What is it but a piece of charcoal, a bit of common carbon, unless it becomes a medium for reflecting light? And so it is also with the other precious gems.
Their varied tints are nothing without light. If they are many-sided, they reflect more light and display more beauty. If you put paste beside a diamond there is no brilliancy in it.
In its crude state, it does not reflect light at all. So we are in a crude state and are of no use at all until God comes and shines upon us. The light that is in a diamond is not its own possession; it is the beauty of the sun.
What beauty is there in the child of God? Only the beauty of Jesus. We are His peculiar people, chosen to show forth His excellencies who hath called us out of darkness into His marvellous light. Let it reflect to-day His light and love.
As you go forth today, remember that there is something hidden in you and when the light shines on it the world will know how precious you are. Jesus the light in you and the hope of glory.
Let your light so shine forth in this dark world that they may see Christ in you the light of the world.