GIRLS WANT PEARLS: Like a Merchant

As a former antique dealer I know what it is to be on the hunt for something unique and drool-worthy. I know the desire to score something that not many had that would be wanted by many. You know, that piece, THE piece, that would evoke ooos and ahhs and would ultimately cause the customer to pull out their checkbook.
So I can very much relate to that aspect of this parable.
Matthew 13:45-46 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.
But as a human being, like every human being, I have a deeper need for fulfillment. In all my “getting” I have found the one major “score” to beat all others, the Pearl of great price. Yes, I still like and enjoy my stuff. But do I live for it or for the quest of it? Thankfully, no. God is the center, and all else in my life revolves around my relationship with Him. He brings me back to focus on what matters. Once we really glimpse the value of the kingdom of heaven, we want to bring heaven into our everyday lives and the lives of others. Then and only then will we abandon (set aside as secondary) everything we have, think and feel to pursue the one true Pearl.
 Fun facts from Wikipedia:
*Not all mussels and oysters produce pearls. In a haul of three tons, only three or four oysters will produce perfect pearls.
*Quality natural pearls are very rare jewels. In 1917, jeweler Pierre Cartier purchased the Fifth Avenue mansion that is now the New York Cartier store in exchange for a matched, double strand of natural pearls that he had been collecting for years; valued at the time at $1 million USD.

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19 thoughts on “GIRLS WANT PEARLS: Like a Merchant

  1. The gospel is definitely the pearl of all pearls! I am really enjoying this series Ann. Love seeing how you display pearls and your words of wisdom! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. LOVE this post! I just discovered your blog today and am sitting her reading older post. This post is beautiful and touched my heart. Well done!

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