When all else is gone…I know I'll still have my pearl!
The one thing I can guarantee to have even if all the world disappears.
The one thing I can always wear with pride.
The one thing that can give me hope when things get tough.
But sometimes people don’t understand!
Some people said my pearl is boring. They said “why not have a jewel like mine?…it looks nicer” and it did at first.
But I found it was just a piece of glass. It shines for a while but it breaks easily.
Not my pearl!! It’s resilient and lasting.
Some have laughed at my foolishness, saying my pearl is nothing but a fake. “Have a precious rock like mine!” they offered. "Well, a rock is tougher than glass" I thought.
But when I looked closer, I saw it was heavy and menacing. If I held on tight, it would make my hands bleed.
Not my pearl! Light and smooth…wouldn’t hurt me no matter how tight I held on.
Many said I only value my pearl because it’s an “heirloom”…passed down to me by my family.
Maybe it was! But its value is far higher than something I just inherited. I have to earn it, you know!
So many times I misplaced it…
I thought it was lost…
But I always get back to it…nothing is more beautiful and serene.
If you have a pearl like mine, you’ll know what I mean.
If you want one, I know a guy. They’re goin' like hot cakes, but I’m sure He has enough for everyone.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. (Mat 13:45-46)
أَيْضًا يُشْبِهُ مَلَكُوتُ السَّمَاوَاتِ إِنْسَانًا تَاجِرًا يَطْلُبُ لآلِئَ حَسَنَةً، فَلَمَّا وَجَدَ لُؤْلُؤَةً وَاحِدَةً كَثِيرَةَ الثَّمَنِ، مَضَى وَبَاعَ كُلَّ مَا كَانَ لَهُ وَاشْتَرَاهَا
It comes with a lifetime guarantee:
28I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:28)
وَأَنَا أُعْطِيهَا حَيَاةً أَبَدِيَّةً، وَلَنْ تَهْلِكَ إِلَى الأَبَدِ، وَلاَ يَخْطَفُهَا أَحَدٌ مِنْ يَدِي.
And a certificate of authenticity:
Signed with His love…
Sealed with His sacred blood…
And delivered by His Holy Spirit.