As you know, every pearl has beauty that is: striking, shimmering, multicolored, iridescent and quite valuable. In fact, a pearl is the only precious gem that is produced by something alive – an oyster.
Now, back to Jesus’ story of the pearl of great price, consider this: The merchant is God. The pearl is you (and all the rest of us).
The “great price” is the price paid when the merchant (God) allowed his only Son, Jesus, to be crucified. Why? To “purchase” God’s most valuable “pearl” – you! .” Once you understand this, you must do your best to live up to God’s expectations for you.
You see, God is very fond of you - and in his eyes; you are his most precious, most valuable - pearl of great price!
By: Terry L. Weber
**Definition: Nacre, also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some mollusks as an inner shell layer. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent. This substance is called "mother of pearl" because it is literally the "mother", or creator, of true pearls. Nacre is found in certain ancient lineages of bivalves, gastropods and cephalopods. Pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster shells and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre.