By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president


Have you every fallen in love? Do you remember how it feels to fall in love? It is like you can’t really think about anything else in life.

Falling in love has been the subject of many of song, book and poem. Recently the news featured the story of a young man who had fallen in love and wanted to get engaged to his girlfriend.

He was ready to take the next big step. However, he wanted to do what most men have never done. Instead of going to the store and buying an engagement ring, he wanted to go way beyond that.

He had been thinking about mining his own diamond since he was in middle school long before he even had a girlfriend he wanted to marry. As he got older, he learned more and more about how to find diamonds.

He started dating a young lady and after a time felt that she was the one. And he still wanted to mine his own diamond in order to ask her to marry him.

He researched the process, built his own mining equipment and found a place in Arkansas that you could enter and look for diamonds. He told his girlfriend he was going on a road trip with a buddy and they set off.

They first mined for sapphires in Montana in case they came up empty in Arkansas. They successfully found sapphires and then headed to Arkansas. Here they came up empty day after day. Finally towards the end of their time there they switched methods and low and behold they found a diamond that was over two carats in size. It was one of the largest diamonds found in recent history at that particular location.

Why did he do it? Because he was in love and he couldn’t think of anything else. He was focused on his girlfriend and asking her to be his wife. That is what love does.

Thus it is when we behold Jesus; everything we look upon reflects His image, the Sun of Righteousness. We cannot see anything else, or talk of anything else. His image is imprinted upon the eye of the soul and affects every portion of our daily life, softening and subduing our whole nature.

Ellen White, Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, page 338. 389

That is what happens when we fall in love with Jesus. Paul stated in I Corinthians 2:2:

For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

In our troubled world with so many things going on let us share Jesus. Let us talk of Jesus. Let us be in love with Jesus and let Him transform our lives and the lives of those around us.