Have you ever wondered why people desire to have gems and why do they use them to symbolize love? I am in a program where I am reading through the bible in a year. I am at the point where God is giving the Israelites the direction for the Ark of the Covenant and the Temple. God's design includes many kinds of gems and in significant quantities.
Gems as a gift of Love
The gems are to be given as an offering of love to God. At a basic level, Gems are stones from God's earth that can be cut and shined to reflect light and color in amazing and beautiful ways. The rare supply of the gems make them valuable in todays market. But they have always been a part of cultures. Even in the early days, gems were worn by people. Their beauty is so significant to mankind that God required them as a sacrifice offering. Nothing is supposed to take a higher spot in our heart than God. But that doesn't mean that God doesn't want us to have loving people and beautiful things in our lives. On the contrary, God is Love!
Happy Valentines day! May God show his love and bestow his blessing on you today and every day!
I am an eclectic person. I’ve broken the mold for the stereotype of what an accountant is like (as an accountant with a very creative side). I LOVE to challenge what “always has been”. Let’s look at things and think about them. Is there a "better" out there that we have missed because “it’s always been this way”? “Live, Laugh and Love” is one of my mottos. There is so much beauty in life we just need to stop and appreciate it. “Dance like no one is watching!” because the music in your head doesn’t match what’s playing for anyone else. :^)