Monday, June 11, 2007

Pearl Anniversary

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.


Joyful Days said...

How lovely to be celebrating your Pearl Anniversary. What a lovely post to commemorate it.

With prayers for thirty more.

Carol in Oregon said...

Congratulations to the Preacher and Poiema!

I've heard of silver and gold, but the pearl just escaped me. Our pearl is next year. I'll have to print this post and put it where I'm reminded next year.

I love the photos.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I love you both! Blessings to you...