I just heard on the news that my birthstone, the garnet, is said to bring me luck and prosperity. I don’t own one. I briefly thought I wish I could afford to shop. Life hurts just now, figuratively and literally, and luck and prosperity initially sounded great. But what is luck? Do I want it? What is prosperity? Could it be that I already have it?
So, these pretty baubles . . . are they life changing? Are these images of my rock? Yesterday as I sat eating lunch and found the difficulties of my day weighing on me, I found myself meditating on the name of Jesus. Unconsciously, I gazed out the window. What I saw brought tears to my eyes and while it didn’t change the weight of challenges I faced, it did at the same time lighten my load. Sounds contradictory, doesn’t it? It’s not. What I saw in the bushes outside my window was a vision of Jesus kneeling and praying and He spoke to my heart that He prayed for me. He is my rock. My load was still heavy, but I was reminded once again that I did not hold it alone. No ring on my finger could do that.