Diamonds in the Rough By Brenda Drake

            It is easy to observe our fellowman and comment on their rough behavior and appearance. As we practice the ways of God we will begin to envision a diamond-in-the-rough; just like God saw us!

Diamonds in the Rough

Diamonds in the rough, what a sight to see;
Not how they look now but what they can be.
On the outside the world sees their dull crusty side,
But the One that sees all beholds His bride.
The world tramples them unaware;
Of their great worth and do not acknowledge they are there.
The Holy Spirt hovers over them day and night.
They are plainly and clearly seen in God’s sight.
He woos them to the truth to His work begin,
He makes them new and draws to Him and moves within.
From the earths mire set free, made new chosen to become,
God’s own jewel; touched by the Son.
Look about see in each man your meet,
He is perhaps a diamond in the rough others pass on the street.
Because you are a precious jewel for God’s Son prepared,
Go out and the beauty of His holiness with others share.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

2 Corinthians 5:17-18
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

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