Pearls are a product of an amazing process.
It starts when a grain of sand or some foreign matter becomes trapped in the oyster, causing irritation. The oyster secretes two chemicals, a mineral substance, to coat the foreign particle. Ultimately, the irritation becomes a pearl.
Pearls are also a product of time. It took 3-5 years to make the pearl you see in the image below.
Leadout Ministries is working on a book to write about this metaphor and the parallels to the Christian journey!
Stay tuned for updates on this resource.