Impenetrable, dense, and sturdy are the characteristics of stones found in the cliffs of every mountain or in the crevice of every valley. There are special moments when you and I may even have the privilege of finding that within these stones are housed precious jewels that are deemed priceless because of the process they have endured. The earth is filled with all of these precious stones, and if you just look close enough - you may very well find a “diamond in the rough”.
Have you ever looked at the mirror and considered yourself a precious stone? When taking note of all the wonders of creation, and considering all of its beauty you will find that there is nothing more precious in the sight of God than the human soul. God has considered you the most valuable of His handiwork that He would form you in His own image and likeness, and call you His child.
For take note that you are the temple of the living God, and there is no need to waste your time building cathedrals, buildings, or any other edifice for that matter. He already desires to abide in you and work wonders through you.
You are a Living Stone!
1 Peter 2:4-6
4As you come to him, the living Stone rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him 5you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6For in Scripture it says: “ See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”