Monday, February 10, 2014

Beauty in Brokenness: Lesson from a Geode

You may have heard the expression, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” That popular saying couldn’t be truer than for a geode.
This melon-shaped rock, dull on the outside, is generally gray brown and nondescript. But crack it open with a rock saw, and the ordinary rock reveals on the inside an extraordinary display of colorful quartz crystals and calcite, handmade by the Creator of the universe.
Unexpected splendor!
Likewise, some days you may feel like the outside of a geode—plain and ordinary—but the truth is there is a treasure within. When Christ lives in you, He can give you confidence on the inside—where it counts.
When life’s pressures come and you feel broken in two, God reveals the beauty of brokenness.
Excerpted from Powerful Prayers for Challenging Times (Revell/Baker) by Jackie M. Johnson 

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