THE PEARL HAS BEEN A SYMBOL OF PEACE FOR PEACE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, TO ALL OF God’s CHIRLDREN ON EARTH.
“Also, the Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man is looking for fine pearls, and when he finds one that is unusually fine, he goes and sells everything he has, and buys that pearl.” (Matthew 13:45-46)
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where they will be safe from thieves. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.” (Matthew 6:19-21)
“So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom. Sell what you have and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven have no holes in them. Your treasure will be safe – no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.” (Luke 12:32-34)
The BIBLE tells us, through Matthew 13:45, 46 “he who owns a precious pearl shall have a place in heaven” “The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all he had, and brought it.” In Revelation 21:” The twelve gates of Heaven are laden with pearls.” Hence, the reference to the “Pearl Gates of Heaven.”
The “fine pearl” referred to in the BIBLE Scriptures more than 2000 year ago, is considered to be “The nucleus of the sweet water pearl,” according to Chinese teachings.
Christianity teaches its more than 1.3 billion followers of Jesus Christ, an appreciation for the beauty, vitality, and enduring value of pearls.
In the teachings of the Jewish Talmud, there is a particular passage, which says, “The secret of a happy family is to treat your wife like a valuable pearl.” While the Israelites did not ascribe holy powers to pearls, there is a rabbinic story that when Abraham was entering. Egypt, he hid his wife, Sarah, in a chest because of her great beauty. At the border when challenged as to the contents of the chest, he said he would pay customers for clothes, gold, the finest silk, even for pearls. The customs officers could think of nothing of greatest value than pearls. According to this tale, they demanded that Abraham open the chest. When he did, the land was “illumined with the luster of Sarah’s beauty.”
The Mormons who are members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, believe in the “Pearl of Great Price BIBLE.”
Of the Islamic teachings, “SURA56” of the KORAN States: “And there will be companions with beautiful large eyes, likened to pearls well-guarded. A reward for the deeds of their past life.” “No Frivolity will they hear therein, not any mischief, only the saying Peace!” And in “SURA55”, it says “Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?” “Out of two seas come pearls and coral.” “The two seas are fresh water and salt water.” “Pearl from freshwater and coral from salt water.” “Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?”… But we will abide forever the face of thee Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty, and Honor. There are more than one billion Muslims in the world.
The Buddhist religion teachings include reference to “Seven precious materials and eight treasures, which are gold, silver, coral, amber, mother of pearl, jasper, and pearl.” Tibetan Buddhists, have accepted pearls as a “gift from Heaven.”
The fine pearl referred to in the BIBLE Scriptures more than 2000 year ago, is considered to be “The nucleus of the sweet water pearl”, according to Chinese teachings.”
LET US UNITE ALL RACES CREEDS, AND RELIGIONS WITH THE “WISH PEARL”, TO THE LIGHT OF EVERLASTING PEACE, THROUGH MUSIC, SPORTS, AND CHARITY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM.