"For a long time I have held my peace, I have kept myself still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in labor, I will gasp and pant" (Is 42:14)

Day 6: Underwater Potter In The River And Sea

Underwater Potter In The River And Sea

id you know that oysters and mollusks work like a potter at the bosom of the sea or river? I learned about this when I looked at their work of art—pearls—which humans have prized for thousands of years. Pearls are the only gemstones to come from a living creature. The process begins when a particle of dirt, or what is referred to as an irritant, gets trapped inside the oyster. In essence, it functions as the trigger. Mysteriously, the oyster does not throw away the particle, but it covers it with nacre (NAY-kur)—a fluid that the oyster secretes to defend itself. Layers upon layers of nacre create that unique luster (or glow) common among pearls. No wonder when you cut a pearl in half there are visible layers just like the cross section of a tree trunk.

Cross section of a natural pearl (Picture from the web)

On this sixth day of the Season of Creation, let us meditate and contemplate how we are like pearls. In essence we originated from dirt but because of a special coating of God’s love and mercy this original dirt is destined to shine like pearls. 8thWorker.us


  1. Wow😍😍😍 Loving this!!! Loving the metaphor! Thinking this is a lovely piece that can be integrated with social consciousness 💖💖💖

    1. Thanks so much again! Social or collective consciousness is built upon each other's strengths and also weaknesses! GBU!


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