The Beautiful Pearl of Great Price ~ by Sandi Holman, 9/10/19

Posted: September 11, 2019 in Chosen

The LORD says, “I have brought you to a place of rest in Me, so that you might see yourself even as I see you.”

I am pondering the many spiritual parallels we glean from the forming of the beautiful pearl hidden inside a seashell.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it,”   Matthew 13:45-46.

In this parable the merchant is Jesus, the pearl is the Church, and the great price is the death of Jesus on the cross.

Pearls have been used for centuries as objects of beauty — but a pearl is the product of suffering!

It actually is formed when an oyster gets a grain of sand trapped inside and it irritates the oyster and the oysters responds by coating the sand irritant with layers of saliva and calcium.

Even in this time of transition, we have dealt with many irritants and upsets likened unto this parable.

Many changes are taking place in the hidden places of our heart that are producing something beautiful in us as we stay hidden away with The LORD for a time.  And at His timing, we emerge a finished work as a lovely pearl.

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