Today’s subject: “Carbon, Coal, and Diamonds.”
Coal, a carbon-rich substance, naturally converts to graphite. Graphite and diamonds share the property of being composed almost purely of carbon. Although improbable in nature, it is possible to convert coal (as graphite) to diamond with the use of extreme heat and pressure. -Matthew Lee
It is established that the common element between coal and a diamond is carbon. The process of “transformation” then begins with extreme pressure, once all of the essential elements are available.
Well for me, regardless of how God orchestrates the process of turning coal into a diamond. I belive most of us appreciate a beautiful, sparkly diamond. Especially us ladies.
In life, we all need a little pressure to push us out of complacency, which we find ourselves at times. Wouldn’t it be sweet, if we could avoid the pressures of life? Certainly, eliminating pressure would make us happier, healthier, wealthier, and wiser? Can trials and tribulations REALLY produce precious gems, fit for the Kingdom of God?
We would all probably agree that none of us look forward to any setback, trial, or illness that comes our way. It would be so much easier if we could sail through life free of everything that causes us grief and pain? Right?
Well, lets look at the pressures of life(carbon), as important elements of change required for us(lumps of coal), purposed for growth and maturity(diamonds). Yes, every pinch of pressure is in fact doing a much greater work, than we could ever imagine possible.
Makes us look at things a little bit differently, doesn’t it?
Also, taking into account every pressure of life that we could ever encounter, has already been endured and overcome victoriously on our behalf, by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is our role model.
So every time we are tempted to grumble and complain about everything that is going wrong in our lives. Stop and consider the end result. And by faith trust and appreciate the work that is being done in us, although difficult at times.
We are being perfected, from coal into precious Diamonds!