When the royally redeemed new creature

sees the whole world system as wobbly,

sin-filled, corrupt, unsteady, unstable, shaky,

rocky, flimsy, frail, precarious, tremulous

this is when the world becomes like grains

of  sand to the authentic Christian. And we,

because of God’s refining Heavenly process,

become God’s perfect, priceless, precious pearl.