"The Lord their God will save them on that dayWe are his sheep, and we are his jewels. God is making all things new, and all things glorious--and all things beautiful? Not because we are bad or ugly now, but because he is the ultimate Artist.
as the flock of his people.
They will sparkle in his land
like jewels in a crown."
Moreover, we aren't supposed to be jewels left in the ground to be beautiful but undiscovered; nor polished and ensconced in a drawer, nestled in velvet and darkness; nor piled together indiscriminately in a treasure chest as an investment for the future. We are like jewels in a crown: in the open, in the sunlight, to be seen, associated with God.