The pearl we have found is meant to be a source of encouragement especially in our seasons of doubt or regret. Eighteenth-century songwriter Anne Steel penned a song that celebrates the promise of God’s great light even in her deepest winter. The last stanza holds great comfort:
Great Source of Light, thy beams display,
My drooping joys restore!
And guide me to the seats of day,
Where winter frowns no more.
Here is a wonderful article addressing the pearl of great price we have found in Christ and answering the sadness that we sometimes face. It connects Adam Duritz (lead singer of the band Counting Crows) with this song by Anne Steele (Matthew D. Haste, “Adam Duritz, Meet Anne Steele,” The Gospel Coalition, March 9. 2021, https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/adam-duritz-anne-steele/).