The Brilliance of Christ

Charles Spurgeon once said that when a jeweler shows his best diamonds, he sets them against a black velvet backdrop. The contrast of the jewels against the dark velvet brings out the luster. In the same way, God does his most stunning work where things seem hopeless. Wherever there is pain, suffering, and desperation, Jesus is. And that’s where his people belong–among those who are vulnerable, who think nobody cares. What better place for the brilliance of Christ to shine?

-Jim Cymbala, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire