We were visiting a tourist place where the pearling industry was the big local thing. The pearling boats went out with their divers each day when the weather was right and the oysters in their wire grids were lifted so the pearls could be harvested.
A pearl is the only gem that comes from a living organism. It is the irritation of the grit in the oyster, that forms the pearl. The oyster forms a blanket around the grit over time which becomes a beautiful jewel, a pearl above price.
The pearl farmer purposely puts a piece of grit (called the "seed") into the oyster, thus beginning the process that forms the pearl.
Without the grit and problems in our lives, we will never form pearls that will be a help to others. This is why God allows the grit in our lives, so that He can use them to turn into something of value to other people and to Himself. We read in the Bible that a person with a meek and quiet spirit in spite of their problems, is of great price in the sight of God….just like the beautiful pearls formed in the oysters!
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