Reflection: It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow. Many women love rubies, diamonds, gold and other precious stones. We wear them in rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and even for some, in tiaras! Maybe some women might even receive a gorgeous ruby ring tomorrow.
Imagine if you could wrap wisdom up and hand it to a loved one with a great big bow adorning the parcel?
If only it was that easy!
That’s the point, isn’t it? Things that are easy tend to have little value. But when we must strive, maybe for years, to achieve something, we really value it. We recognise its worth. And others do as well.
Another aspect of precious stones is that they are rare. That is what makes them so valuable. In our world, wisdom is also a rare commodity. We certainly don’t watch, read or listen to the news and comment to each other on the wisdom being displayed by this leader or that.
And yet, we all need wisdom. We need it in our homes. We need it in our workplace. We need it in our Parliament. We need it in our judicial system, our hospitals, our schools, our churches. Our world is crying out for wisdom. But have we considered asking for it at its very source?
Prayer: God of the universe, you hone the precious stones in the earth; you created the birds of the sky, the animals of the earth and the creatures of the deep. You also made me. Help me to hunger for your wisdom, a jewel beyond compare. Amen.