Beauty Becoming — Ana Gobledale, Zambia

‘The realm of God is like a treasure hidden in a field….like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When one is found of great value, the merchant goes away, and sells all their belongings and buys it.’ –Matthew 13:44-46


Beauty Becoming

The cutter eyes the stone

A stalk of translucent green tourmaline

Its essence shines forth

Innate beauty

Dark

Light

A vein cutting through

The gem-cutter perceives three jewels

Yet unborn

Only imagined

Yet fully known

Shining

Multi-faceted

The eyes of the creator live deep within

Penetrating the ‘diamond in the rough’

Revealing that which remains un-birthed

Awaiting creation

Awaiting release from the rough

Awaiting transformation

‘From the Eternal One comes deliverance.’ — Psalm 3:8a

‘Now to you who believe, this stone is precious.’ — 1 Peter 2:7a

This gem was cut by gemmologist, Mr A Banda, Lusaka, Zambia.