Raw gems are naturally rough. Don’t you know that when you polish a gem, its retail value increases? Not only that, it adds more shine and shape that you can’t help admiring it’s beauty. But before you get a polished gem, it has to pass through a lot of tedious process like gem sawing, grinding, sanding, drilling, polishing, and so on.
Same goes to man’s perfection. We are always told that no one is perfect. But if you look at the bible, in Mathew 5:48, it reads:
“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect”
This verse can raise an issue among us because in truth, we can’t do this on our own. But in the Lord Jesus, we can. Remember our Lord has come to the world not to abolish the law of the prophets, but to fulfill them.
So when trials beset you, don’t be troubled. You need to have faith in the Lord, believe in His power to act on you. When you have made it through the rain, you will understand life better. This will make you stronger and shine among others because you will radiate inner peace and confidence. Yes, shine like a polished gem!