Mr Basham found a giant of a gemstone in 1924 – a 40.23 carat diamond. It might surprise you to hear that he wasn’t digging in one of the famous South African diamond mines at the time, but was near Murfreesboro, Arkansas, at a site that is now the Crater of Diamonds State Park.
Sitting on top of a volcanic pipe (a geologic tube formed by an ancient underground volcanic explosion), the park is the only diamond site in the world that is open to the public. Best of all, the park’s policy is: “You find it. You keep it.
No matter how valuable it is.” Bassum’s big find, nicknamed “The Uncle Sam Diamond,” was the largest diamond ever discovered in North America. It was later cut down to 12.42 carats and sold for $150,000 in 1971 (about $1,500,000 today). But his wasn’t the last valuable rock dug out of that Arkansas soil.
In 1964, “The Star of Murfreesboro” was discovered at the same site, weighing in at 34.25 carats. Then, in 1975, came the 16.37 carat “Amarillo Starlight Diamond.” The 6.35 carat “Roden Diamond” was found in 2006. And the crown jewel of the park has been the “Strawn-Wagner Diamond”, a comparatively small 3.09 carat diamond that was dug up in 1990 and expertly cut down to 1.90 carats. Despite its smaller size, the Strawn-Wagner stands out because it was given a “Perfect” rating by the American Gem Society, the first diamond to ever receive such a high grade. Oh!
Apologies for nearly turning you into a geologist by force! As we laugh it off, what the Holy Ghost wants you to know is that as valuable as these grades of DIAMONDS are, they are NOTHING compared to THE “DIAMOND” IN YOU! Yes! The world is waiting to discover the “diamond” in you!
There is a gift in you that will turn this world around! This is why you must NEVER look down on yourself, family or ministry! Proverbs 21:20 says there is a treasure to be discovered in you. 2 Corinthians 4: 7 says: “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
THERE IS A HIDDEN TREASURE IN YOU! You were fearfully and wonderfully made and your secret is hidden in the PALMS of God! Arise and shine even as you laugh at the bastard defeated devil now! Start laughing! For ODM soft copy, see Page 33 ONLINE – “MORNING FIRE with Bishop Chris for details! ” – Today 7am (Nigeria time ) via Facebook/Youtube!
PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 2: Blessed assurance… Pray about today’s word as led. My Father God, let the world discover the “DIAMOND”IN ME THIS YEAR! I reject the spirit of rejection and claim divine celebration. I am a celebrity and not a PITIABLE SOUL! O God arise and accelerate my manifestation (Pray it till you have peace to stop).