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Saturday, 28 December 2013

Out of pain comes beauty

A pearl is a natural jewel made from a foreign object irritating the mantle. This irritation is a bit like having a splinter. However the splinter does not produce anything other than a pain, a pain that we would rather not have so we get the tweezers and remove it. The oyster however is unable to get rid of its foreign object and instead produces a naturally beautiful jewel. 

Heaven is a natural beautiful realm, created by Love, through Love for Love. There, there will be no pain, just Love. 

In our lives there are thorns, thorns like the crown that Jesus wore. Their pain pressing into our life, causing us discord. Unlike an oyster its irritation develops into something precious. So often we view our thorns as inconveniences. However, thorns can be God's way of telling us we need to change. They are irritants that can become pearls. That can lead us to His Heaven within us. To His Love.

We are God's pearls, and this is evidenced in the parable in Matthew 13:45-46. "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it."

This is exactly what Jesus did, he left everything for the pearls of God's making and through his sacrifice bought us so that we could dwell with Him in His Kingdom. We have been bought at a great price, 1 Corinthians 6:20  "for God bought you with a high price. So you must honour God with your body." 

And how can we honour God with our body, we can use our senses to discover God, by digging into His Word, by reading, chewing and savouring His Word, by showing through our actions that we are different, when an irritant rubs us giving it to God to heal and change us. By being transformed through and by the Word. As God was willing to give us His Great Pearl, we must be willing to return to Him our own pearl, bright and glorious, tested and proven by the pains of life.  

Out of pain comes beauty. From Jesus on the Cross, naked with a destroyed body, came Jesus in his Resurrection glory. Let your pain become God's glory through the Holy Spirit.

God bless.