Monday, June 11, 2007
The Preacher and I celebrated our Pearl Anniversary on June 3rd. Do you know which one that is? That would be #30.
In honor of the occasion, I looked up as many scriptures as I could find relating to pearls. Of course, the most obvious passage is Matthew 13:45-46, where Jesus refers to the "Pearl of Great Price." I have often wondered if the pearl-seeking merchant was not the Lord Himself, because He purchased that pearl by giving all that He had, even His own life.
No less is required for a good marriage. It takes all that we have. Truly the marriage relationship is a mysterious picture of the love that the heavenly Bridegroom has for His Beloved Pearl.
I have included the marriage photo of my paternal Grandmother. Notice her lovely pearls, a bridal gift from the groom. I was the recipient of those pearls after her death about ten years ago, and I treasure them.