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Hope in God not in perishable things

Recently I lost my ring, or it was stolen, I really donโ€™t know what happened to it. All I know is that I no longer have it. So, it could mean either of the two. I was really confronted with how I am going to deal with this situation because it was not just a ring, it was the ring Josh proposed to me with and now it is gone. I was upset as this ring held so much sentiment and value.

I also came to the realization that this ring is perishable and not eternal. My ring will be left behind when I go to heaven.

I recall watching a video of a scientist sharing about precious jewels. In this clip he says in the last hundred years, they have developed pure light. Pure light is polarized light put on top of each other, in our language, it is a laser light. Laser light is the purest form of light. What I found interesting is that it’s been discovered that when laser light is put into precious jewels one of two things can happen:

  1. Anisotropic jewels, under pure light, turn into all the colours of the rainbow – the most beautiful thing you have seen.
  2. Isotropic jewels, under pure light, just go black – nothing but a lump of coal dust.

Do you know that anisotropic jewels are the stones that the high priest wore on his breastplate?
They are the jewels, as described in Revelation 21, the new Jerusalem is going to be built upon. Who could have known that except God? Scientists didn’t know that because there was no pure light two thousand years ago.

The things God places value on are not the same as what the world places value on. The world has made diamonds and rubies so expensive, so pricey, and so precious. Yet did you know that they are the isotropic jewels? They are the jewels that become nothing but a lump of coal dust under pure light! Isn’t that interesting?

When I lost my ring, I remembered this and I was like, “You know what? I am not going to lose my joy, my hope, and my peace over a lump of coal dust. I draw my joy and peace from eternal things.”

Does this mean that we can’t have these things? Of course not. However, we should never hold them so tightly that we end up believing they can bring us the hope and joy our hearts are longing for. If our hope and joy are in what is perishable, then that means they can be easily stolen.

May our hope be built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. He is our living
hope.

So, girls, remember to keep your eyes on Jesus and the finished work He did on the cross for us. Do not give weight to perishable things of this world.

All my Love,
Ps Tara

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