Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Scratch on a Diamond

The story is told of a king who owned a valuable diamond, one of therarest and most perfect in the world.

One day the diamond fell and adeep scratch marred its face. The king summoned the best diamond experts in the land to correct the blemish, but they all agreed they could not remove the scratch without cutting away a good part of the surface, thusreducing the weight and value of the diamond.

Finally one expert appeared and assured him that he could fix the diamond without reducing its value. His confidence was convincing and the king gave the diamond to the man. In a few days, the artisanreturned the diamond to the king, who was amazed to find that the uglyscratch was gone, and in its place a beautiful rose was etched. The former scratch had become the stem of an exquisite flower!

God can turn the "scratches" on our souls into something beautiful.

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