Cut With Love

Cut With Love

PART THREE – THE DIAMOND SERIES

The diamond cut is of utmost importance when the Master Jeweler is shaping His creations. So what is the “cut” of a diamond? It is referencing the total amount of symmetrical facets made in proportion to the diamond, which in turn affects how well it can reflect light. 

Diamonds that are proportioned have more exceptional fire and brilliance. Each has a table (the top surface area), a width (the ledge area just below the surface), and a depth or height (the area from ledge to the bottom peak). Through a series of universal measurements, taking into consideration the overall rough diamond size and intended shape, the Jeweler envisions the best use of light within the facets to be cut. If a cut is out of proportion and is too deep, the light reflects out the bottom of the diamond. If it is cut too shallow, the light can only find its way to the side of the diamond. In both cases, the brilliance of light reflecting through it will not directly shine through the top of the diamond.

Each facet is thoroughly planned and meticulously laid out allowing for the best use of the stone. Such planning provides for the most significant amount of light to reflect. The Jeweler looks at the raw diamond, imagines the finished product, and lays out the plans to execute. He fine-tunes His masterpiece before even making the first cut. 

Every person is a diamond in the ruff. The Master Jeweler is at the door, faithfully waiting for it to open in the heart of another revealing the stone. The plans for what kind of diamond they will be is already written down in Heaven. Plans He has already finished and needs to implement so they can become a bright shining diamond reflecting His light. A light that only they can reflect because He has crafted them for His purpose in the Earth. No two diamonds are alike.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.  Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT

In Jeremiah 29 you can read that God knows what He has made you for, to do good and have a future, to shine brightly as His reflection but you also see each person has a part to play. We must look with our whole heart for Him. Heart in Hebrew is the word lebab {lay-bawb’} and means inner man, mind, will, heart, soul, and understanding.

Every jeweler is, in essence, looking for the heart of the diamond. That one spot where all the facets merge in perfect harmony to create a brilliant fire. It takes patience to see such work completed and the skill involved to make it happen only comes from intense focus and intimate knowledge of where to cut and where not too.

To become that rare diamond, we must allow our flesh to be cut into many facets knowing we are in the Jewelers hands. He will not drop us. He will not discard us. He will not leave us. He will always be there patiently working out the plan He has for us.

 

Blessings and honor,

 

Angela

 

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