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
A vein cutting through
The gem-cutter perceives three jewels
Yet unborn
Only imagined
Yet fully known
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.

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