“But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction.” - Job 36:15 (NIV)
No one escapes life without some hardship, but some get more than their share. And, when those people are a part of the fine jewelry industry the huge hearts of their fellow members culminate in dramatic displays of unconditional love.
Wayne Sexton, owner of Jeweler’s Bench in Greenville, South Carolina, qualifies as a man who’s seen more than his share of suffering. From an early age he faced hard decisions head-on. At 16 he decided to leave high school to find work, and by age 18 he was married. Suffering a severe injury in his mid-thirties left him discouraged and unable to perform his welding duties for many months. But his strong faith and God-given artistic talent kept him sane.