Until Christ be formed in You ~ Galatians 4:19
The way Pearls are made is fascinating. The oster takes the grain of sand that causes the irritation & pain, and wraps it in layer after layer of “mother of pearl.” Instead of trying to escape the pain, it works with it until a pearl is produced. The worthless piece of sand is now a precious stone that has great value.
So what’s been irritating you lately? What about the problem you asked God to take away but He hasn’t? God has given you an opportunity to take that thing and cover it with a layer of grace, a layer patience, a layer of faith, and a layer of compassion. It takes years for a grain of sand to become a pearl. Unfortunately, the work God is doing in you will not be accomplished over night.
Paul promised the Christians in Galatia that he would pray until “Christ be formed in you.” That is it! God’s goal for us is to have the world look at us and see the character of Christ. The pearl of great price. What a high calling!
~ Pastor Turner