I (Mary) had a couple of dreams this past month... (that I remember, that is). One of those dreams was about a diamond. In the dream, a group of Christ followers had this large diamond.
The diamond was about 3’ tall and just about as wide around. It was massive and it was beautiful! The group was surrounding the diamond and they all had tools that they were using to try and break apart the diamond. Each one had a different tool and each was hitting the diamond with their tool of choice. Their goal was to figure out how to use the diamond and they were all working very hard. However, they were unable to break the diamond apart. As I was waking up out of the dream I remember thinking that they were using the wrong tools.
At first, it seemed pretty clear what the dream meant. The “Church” (group of believers) have this valuable resource. People seem to be working diligently to use it. But, they are working hard with the wrong tools and are unable to access the resources of Heaven. They are unable to break the diamond open.
However, as I began talking to God about this dream, He began to show me another possible explanation. Diamonds are not meant to be broken apart and put to work. Diamonds are valuable and of incomparable beauty. To possess a diamond is to signify that you have incredible wealth, and people who own diamonds, often display them for all to see and enjoy. This is especially true with a diamond of this magnitude.
I believe that God is saying He has given His people something of incredible value and beauty. We, as children of God, possess the most massive and most beautiful resource ever imagined. We have been working so diligently to do the right things and use the right tools to utilize all of the resources God has given to us. But, God is asking us to see the true beauty and value of what He has put in our midst. He is asking us to stop all of the striving, to put down all of the “tools” we have picked up, and to simply enjoy the majesty of what He has given us: Himself.
This is especially true as we enter this special season. Christmas is a time to rest and reflect on the precious gift our Father in Heaven has given to us. Jesus came down to be with us. He made himself man and gave us the most valuable gift of all: eternal life.
Take time to rest and gaze upon the beauty of Jesus.
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