Pearls are a unique gem created by a living organism. They are created when a foreign body finds its way into a pearl oyster. The oyster reacts by coating the foreign body with many layers of the pearly substance that gives the pearl its unique appearance and beauty. Pearls are created by irritation.

So, have you been irritated lately?

If God controls the universe, we wonder why insignificant things go wrong for no apparent reason. We get flat tires at inopportune moments. The electric jug burns out three weeks after the warrantee expires. Computers crash the day before assignments are due. If God is interested in the smallest details of our lives we often wonder why don’t our lives run more smoothly. However we live in a fallen world where there are irritations. God wants to turn our these into pearls.

By bringing our frustrations to Jesus we can allow him to transform our irritations into pearls. The other option is to become bitter and blame others or even God for our frustrations. But God wants pearls for his city and he wants to produce them in our lives.

Pearls are of great value to God.