Called Out Of Darkness

It was prophesied The Messiah must suffer many things…
Christ our King, willingly endured the agony caused by the crown of thorns. Mocked, beaten, crucified, and humiliated, why? That you and I might be born again, and in Him become living stones, adornment, His adorning in His crown of life. Our Redeemer will proudly display the redeemed.

As spoken through Isaiah the prophet
“This people have I formed for Myself; they shall shew forth My praise” (Isaiah 43:21).

The hard to understand places, the dark and lonely places, even the damp and dirty places, He will and is using to create and bring forth something beautiful in your life, (Philippians 2:13).

We are never safer than securely set in place like a valuable gem, held with prongs, and fitted together for the Master’s design, in His hands which hold all His plans. You are of great value to Christ The King.

How could our King appear with missing jewels in His crown? This cannot be…

Hidden Mysteries Become Paradigm-

Called Out Of Darkness

Buried beneath the dirt
Is a mine of gold to find
When covered by mud
The reflector hasn’t the ability to shine

What once was considered valuable
Darkness dims over time
The rarest of God’s treasures
Hidden mysteries become paradigm

The emerald takes the longest
Forming deep within earths veins
Is it possible to overlook
Misinterpret trials and strains

A mighty oak does not bear fruit
For twenty to thirty years
Called mighty oaks of righteousness
Jesus said “let him that hath an ear hear”

A grain of sand causes irritation
When slipping between the cracks
Cultured pearls are on purpose
When a Farmer has the knack

Diamonds are the dirtiest
Hidden deep inside the coal
Created under pressure
Faceted with beauty to behold

Shame may be the dirt
Guilt may be your mud
I know the Master
He’s a gemologist of seeming crud

So if you feel an irritant
He’s placed it there to show
You have deep within you
The ability to secrete and grow

For the kingdom of God is within
You will not find it looking around
It is only with time and pressure
Gems fashioned in the deep then found

Do you feel abandoned or forgotten
Overridden by pressure and pain
Rare and precious gems are formed
To bring glory to His Name

I suggest we endure the dirt
Become patient under pressure
Pressing toward the prize
To be called His peculiar treasure

I will tell of His wonderful works
Of His glorious gift of salvation
The gift He so freely gave
Redeemed, we are a rare and new creation

Copyright © laurette laster July 2019

Job chapter 28 talks about digging into the earth but not able to find wisdom.

Zechariah 9:16
The Lord their God will save His people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in His land like jewels in a crown.

1 Peter 2:9
Contemporary English Version
“But you are God’s chosen and special people. You are a group of royal priests and a holy nation. God has brought you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Now you must tell all the wonderful things he has done. The Scriptures say,”

Weymouth New Translation
“But you are a chosen race, a priesthood of kingly lineage, a holy nation, a people belonging specially to God, that you may make known the perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thanks for listening with me. Laurette