"They are found in an unclean place.
They are found in a dark place.
They are found by men who knew where to look.
They are produced by major irritation.
The process takes years.
It is the only living stone.
Every pearl is one of a kind.
Imitation pearls are of no real value."
~facts shared by Glenna Salsbury, speaking at our church retreat.
This can be some encouraging news for the times in our lives when we face irritations, times of darker days, or when things we hope for don't seem to be happening. Real pearls take a long time to produce, but the finished product will be beautiful and one of a kind.