There once was a jewel named Sparkle. Sparkle was lonely. Don’t get me wrong, Sparkle had plenty of companions. It’s just that they were all stashed away in a dusty box. You see, the owner just wasn’t that interested in jewelry.
Sparkle, the jewel, was attached to a silver braided necklace. She was covered with tiny diamonds. In the very centre of her oval shape, a sapphire was embedded. She was beautiful, sparkly and bright.
But she was dusty and forgotten.
Little did the owner know, Sparkle had powers. Sparkle added years to the wearer’s life. She carried peace with her. All those who would be in her presence would experience a newfound confidence and courage. They would journey together and take these qualities into unknown lands to find fortune.
But best of all, Sparkle, the jewel of all jewels—wisdom—when bound around the neck, brought to the wearer the great pleasure of God.
My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.