A couple notes...the scripture reading talks of Christ, the cornerstone, a living stone precious in God's sight.  That led me to precious stones.  Then I looked up the four precious stones:  ruby, sapphire, emerald, and diamond.  In ancient China, rubies used to be buried beneath the foundations (cornerstones) of buildings.  Rubies were considered the "Lord of gems" and a ruby was placed around Aaron's neck.  The Bible also says that "wisdom is more precious than rubies." (Job).  And wisdom, sophia, is associated with logos, word, in the Gospel of John.

beautiful ruby
touches my heart
delicate chain


Inspired by the Lenten Journey reading of 1 Peter 2:4-10

People on a Lenten Journey

Lorot Poetry:  Echoes of the Hills

Becca Givens at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

Terri at What About God?

Jonathan Stone


Michael (Booguloo)


Roy DeLeon at Expressive Prayer


  1. becca givens said on March 8, 2012
    I am always in awe at how your mind's imagination/creativity works and the direction it journeys ... enjoyed reading this inspiration and interpretation. Very nice! Thank you for sharing!
  2. granbee said on March 9, 2012
    More precious than rubies, indeed, is wisdom gained through the power of the Holy Spirit! Buried under the foundations to uphold with wisdome--YES!

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