What makes a diamond so valuable?
Until the 15th century, kings were the only ones allowed to wear diamonds. Diamonds were considered a symbol of strength and courage. The word itself comes from the Greek word "adamas,” meaning indestructible. It has come to symbolize the eternal nature of love.
The monetary value of a diamond is determined by its clarity, cut, carats (weight) and color. A flawless diamond, with no internal or external imperfections, is very rare.
A round brilliant-cut diamond has 58 facets - each designed to capture light and reflect it back in sparkling fashion. Each cut on the diamond sends light in a different direction.
The many facets (or faces) of a diamond suggest the many facets of God’s love. Comforting love. Providing love. Tough love. Correcting love. Forgiving love. Protecting love. Supporting love. Redeeming love. The list keeps growing as we grow in our experience and understanding of just how much God loves us. His mercies are new every morning. Each facet reflects the pure light of God’s nature, which is love. His love is flawless. Indestructible. Priceless!
I will thank God for every facet of His love -- even those I do not fully understand.