1 Chronicles 29:8-9 (NKJV)
And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the Lord, into the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite. Then the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly, because with a loyal heart they had offered willingly to the Lord; and King David also rejoiced greatly.
John 8:12,20a (NKJV)
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” . . . These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple.
1 Peter 2:4-5 (NKJV)
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
You indeed live! Our treasure lies in You alone.
In this season of uncertainty, may the light of life of Your Son Jesus shine through the Diocese of South Carolina as light shining through precious stones. Amen.