"Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it" ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:24This is our last "blue stone" verse, and in it is all anyone ever needs for an established faith in Christ. A workable faith. A constant faith.
Our "blue stone" verses have all pointed toward the way of faith. These "pleasant stones" are laid by God Himself all along this adventurous way and they are there for our use.
The "Pleasant stones" laid along the way of faith may seem another color to you. To me [Eugenia Price, the author] they are "blue." Therefore I have placed them in this collection of "blue stones". But as with the physical make up of sapphires, they are of ordinary stuff til formed, (as we have seen them) by the Holy spirit. Sapphires are made of specially crystallized common clay!
And Here is the last "blue stone" we see the power which formed our "blue stone" verses in this special way. The power of God Himself. "Faithful is he that calleth you, who will also do it."
Our faith grows strong and is useful only as we recognize and rely upon His faithfulness! God is faithful. "Great is thy faithfulness," O Christ. And we lean our waivering faith against Thy faithfulness and draw upon it. Everything is here. Everything needed. "Faithful is he that calleth you, who will also do it." We can rest and live.
"God is faithful, by whom ye were called into the fellowship of his son Jesus Christ our Lord."
Note: July and August meditations will be "Purple Pleasant Stones". Amethysts, or "purple stones," like most other gems, reflect a long and legendary past. In fact, the amethyst is so surrounded by legend that I find it impossible to relate it to our spiritual quest except by it's color. It was the ninth stone in the breastplate of the Hebraic high priest, symbolizing the tribe of Dan. In Greek mythology, both Bacchus the god of the grape, and Diana, the moon goddess are players in the legendary drama of the lovely "purple stone".
The color purple, however, is to me at least, related to sorrow and suffering. Not darkly, but victoriously in Christ. We forget the ancient legends now and begin to search these "pleasant stones" for God's answer to us in our very real and enivatable times of human suffering. Perhaps these stones may be wet with our tears. But God is in them, calling us to Himself. For your time of sorrow now, or for the time still to come.... tomorrow we begin to share my "pleasant purple stones."