The World Is Your Oyster

pearlYou’ve no doubt heard how pearls are formed. They are formed when an irritant like a grain of sand enters its shell. It’s natural response is to create a barrier around that irritant to protect itself. The result, of course, is a polished pearly white stone with little to no blemish.

Likewise, God sent Christ into this world as an irritant, with a message so offensive that the world would put Him to death. Out of that, you were washed clean of your sin and made into a precious gem in the eyes of God. You are a pearl for which He paid the highest price, the life of His only begotten son.

You are valuable to God!

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. ~Matthew 13:45-46

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One response to “The World Is Your Oyster

  1. As I read this post I recalled the biblical precept of a seed dying to produce more of the same “crop.”

    However, we need not (literally) die. We only need to die to self… too sacrifice ourself for others’ life, that they may mature and blossom into what they were created to be.

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