If you saw it, you’d likely not know it. If you held it, you’d like not feel it. If you were a rock collector, you’d likely mistake it for something else.
I am talking about Uranium. Humanity often regards it as the future of energy and the epitomic resource of mass destruction. But man. You likely wouldn’t be able to tell it apart from some of the gravel in a drive way.
So what makes it so valuable?
To impatiently answer my own question, uranium must be enriched to be valuable. Or efficiently valuable that is.
Throw some uranium ore into a reactor and it wouldn’t do much. But refine it by a laser, excite the electrons of uranium, and you get something that some people would kill for. It is an incredible source of energy and is so valuable.
Humanity is when birthed is raw, ugly, common, and sinful. We are not born good despite common perception. But there was cataclysmic event in human, and moreover heavenly, history that offered enrichment. It offered purpose. This event, changed the ores.
This event is the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). By His life, we too can live by simply believing that He did so on our behalf (Ephesians 5:2). From here, you can grow daily in the knowledge of Jesus Christ who gave Himself for you (2 Peter 3:18).
As the days pass and you draw closer, you are enriched (2 Corinthians 9:8-11). Your purpose remains but your effective is magnified by the Truth of Scripture. Therefore, seek enrichment by the Word of God!