by Joan Ray

Pearls: Beauty Formed By Pain and Irritation
(Lustrous--Lovely--Perfection From Imperfection)

My Child,
You are a pearl.
All of my children are pearls.
Actually each of you are a string--a necklace of pearls.
Each hurtful event--each and every one---is like the grain of sand that forms a pearl.
And daughter (or son), each hurt becomes a pearl.

Forgiveness is the cleansing agent.

Oh, Child, some have long strands of pearls --and some pearls are larger.
But, Child, try to see,
The more hurts--the more hurtful things--the greater the beauty.
Without hurt,
Without recognition of the hurt,
Without acknowledgment,
That yes, it is or was , a hurt,
There is no possibility of a pearl.
An oyster has to recognize the grain of sand as foreign---
And much of the world--and all of its fallen nature is foreign.
The oyster does this unconsciously.
Sometimes it begin a pearl without your knowledge(awareness).
But until each of you turn to face Me,
Holding out the raw pearls,
Giving them to Me to cleanse and polish,
I cannot change them into beauty.
Would you be willing to list your pearls,
Your shame,
Your hurts
And hold them out to Me?

The more the pain,
The more polished pearls to share with others.
And it will not just be a surface beauty.
It is deep and abiding.
Pearls are caused by a foreign object entering into the oyster
It could kill the oyster
But the oyster is designed/created to form a pearl to protect itself.
The pearl when first viewed is ugly but when polished is beautiful.

Life, its pain, insults, injuries, etc., that enter our lives cause pearls, which are or can be ugly. But when removed and given to Jesus for polishing, then they become objects of beauty.
The bigger the insult, the larger the pearl.

So you can see an analogy to explain hurts. Why he allows hurts. Some of course, are caused by our own choices. (sin) But others by the choices of others. God knows that the outcome, ultimately, will be---pearls.

Pearls do no one any good locked away in a box. They are only good and of use when shown (worn, used). God wants us to use our “stuff” for the furtherment of the kingdom. It’s meant to be shared. All of it really, is just pearls, waiting to be taken out and shared.

2Cor 1:3-4 amp
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy (pity and mercy) and the God [Who is the Source] of every comfort (consolation and encouragement),

4Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.

Isaiah 35:10
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.