Fitted For The New Jerusalem
  By John Ker

 There is a different color of beauty in different precious stones. God may be burnishing one man to the sparkle of the diamond, while another He is deepening to the glow of the ruby. For this reason there are such different temperaments in Christian character, and varying circumstances in Christian life, that the foundation of the wall of the City may be garnished with all manner of precious stones …

   It is very beautiful to see how the God who has bound His world into a grand harmony by its very diversity, has arranged for this same end in His Church by giving the members their different faculties of work—how the pure light that comes from the sun breaks into its separate hues when it touches the palace house of Christ with its varied cornices and turrets, till every color lies in tranquil beauty beside its fellow.