Gems: Even as a miner might dig and sift through seemingly endless masses of rock and dirt before coming upon one priceless gem, so it is with students who conduct serious research. While the researcher wades through volumes of books, records, files, and notes, from time to time he or she comes upon a quote, some passage that "says it all." It is a veritable "gem" of truth, which in a few words expresses a profound thought that better summarizes an issue more than all the stacks of books have done through which you have waded over hours and days. In this "Gems" section I post quotations of some of God's choice servants. In many cases the language will be somewhat archaic but the thoughts expressed bear the value of diamonds.