“Clumsy, you are,” the old Tutor said, looking at the woman before him.
She bowed down her head like a wounded deer, the shame creeping up her neck
Like a phantom of heat engulfing her head until she sank down before him.
There before them lay the shattered remains of the crystal goblet of Cardis.
In the silence that fell, hateful snickers were heard and more than a few nasty giggles
As comments were made and looks exchanged of unyielding universal condemnation.
The woman began to gather up the shards, ignoring the pain of their piercing,
But the Tutor spoke once more, in quiet command, “Let them lie where they have fallen!”
Silence fell once more as the woman stood up, a question rising to her lips,
But before she could ask how to make amends, the Tutor turned to the crowd before them.
“You have all come here to see what will befall the woman who broke the goblet.
Unknown to you, it is her destiny to be the next queen of our city of Cardis.”
The crowd gasped as the crystal shards arose like diamonds aglow with magic
And spun in a rainbow of light to appear as a crown of enduring beauty.
It settled upon the woman transformed, who as she met the eyes of the Tutor, said,
“I knew all along who I was and would be though I am the clumsiest in Cardis.”
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
1 Peter 5:4
And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
1 Peter 2: 9-10
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.