Are there not... Two points in the adventure of the diver: One -- when a beggar, he prepares to plunge? Two -- when a prince, he rises with his pearl? I plunge!- Robert Browning.
WOW! I love this quote! If one desires pearls, he must first be willing to take the risk and plunge into the deep. We come to God as absolute nothing, begging for His Spirit and we rise to walk in newness of life, a prince/princess of the King.
P.S. The snapshot is part of the royal court taken at our 2006 Junior Royal Pageant.