Northern hemisphere spring in May is a time of new growth and rebirth. The intense brilliant green of the Emerald, May's birthstone, is as
refreshing to the eyes as a spring garden after a rain. Within its depths are often tiny fractures or inclusions, which the French call "jardin," or garden, because of their resemblance to foliage.
When we look within our own lives we may see fractures or breaks. These breaks may be caused by a love lost, failure in business or finance or maybe an emotional or physical break down, or many other reasons. The question is, do we see those breaks as opportunities for new life and new growth? When you want a tree to grow you must first prune it and remove the dead foliage, so to with life.
The Emerald is a member of the beryl family of minerals. The green crystals grow slowly within metamorphic rocks and are restricted in size by the rock, making large Emeralds rare and costly. Our growth in God too can be slow, put with patience we will develop into priceless jewels in his kingdom.
Courtesy of GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn