If fire appears to leap from the vibrant green surface of the Peridot, it may be because this gem is formed as a result of volcanic activity. Natives discovered Peridot crystals in the black sands of Hawaii. Throughout history, Peridot has been symbolic of a connection with nature.
Ancient Egyptians called them the "gem of the sun," because of their dazzling brilliance when seen in the desert sun. It was believed that the Peridot glowed with light even as darkness fell, which is why miners were said to have scouted for these gems during the night, marking their location, and returning in the light of day to retrieve them. Perhaps this legendary mining method is the reason that the Peridot is sometimes called the "evening emerald."
When darkness is all around, does the light of our relationship with God shine as light in the desert guiding those around us to God? Does scripture not say that a light on a hill cannot be hidden but gives light to all around? Will you let the light of your passion for God shine through and draw others to Christ?
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