genuine coin freshwater pearl
Approx. 17" in length
The pearl develops when a foreign substance invades the oyster. This uninvited guest works its way into the muscle and irritates the oyster. In response, the irritation is covered with secretion. The longer the irritation is there, the more the oyster coats it. Once the oyster accepts the irritation as part of itself, the pearl begins to develop. Harsh conditions surrounding the oyster such as storms and hurricanes will not dislodge the pearl. As time goes by and the oyster is finally pulled up from the bed, where it has been for many years, it is opened to reveal a beautiful pearl. The once uninvited guest has now produced a hidden jewel of beauty. Each oyster's irritation produces a different variations of pearls, which shows how each of our own irritations produce different results in our own lives.
As we each go through our journey, there will be different times that an "irritation" comes into our life. May we allow the Lord to turn irritations into a pearl that can be used by Him.
James 1: 2- 4 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.