I was given a black canvas for a present. I really didn’t’ know what I wanted to paint on it. As the holidays went by, different painting ideas came to mind. One day, Dad told me a verse that said I was a “treasure” to God. Thinking about treasures, that got me thinking about one of my favorite Christian singers, Nancy Honeytree. She wrote a song titled “Diamond in the Rough”. I related the song to the tough grinding of a rock to reveal a hidden gem on the inside. There is both joy and pain even in the hardships. One day the whole gem will be revealed. On that day, it will be polished and shining like new! One day soon, I will be a polished living stone!
Diamond in the Rough by Nancy Honeytree
Don’t give up no matter what you do
Your God isn’t through with you
Someday you will be a polished living stone
Though now you are a diamond in the rough
Diamond in the rough, Diamond in the rough