It actually looks like an impossibility.
How could something be changed from the inside out?
I recieved a intriguing gift—a glass cube, cut flat on one point so that it will stand on edge.
But that’s not the most interesting characteristic about this piece.
Deep within it, an image can be seen.
Two hummingbirds hovering over blooming flowers.
How was that accomplished?
The cube is solid without any outward cracks; no point of entry can be noted.
So how could an artist have etched this scene deep within the glass?
The procedure is called 3D laser engraving.
Although too complicated to explain it in detail here, a laser is used to focus a high powered beam within the crystal at certain predetermined points, etching an image.
The laser leaves no mark on the outside of the crystal, but the changes made on the inside are spectacularly striking.
And so it is when God focuses His forgiveness and love within us.
When we cry out to Him in repentance and belief, no outward entrance is noticed, yet change is completely obvious.
2 Corinthians 5:17 reads,
"Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come."
What was once a transparently empty life, becomes a new life, filled with the etchings of God.
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