Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cracked Pots

Yesterday we saw how we are being transformed
in the presence of the Lord--His glory within.
In 2 Corinthians 4:7, Paul says this:

"We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show the 
surpassing power belongs to God and not to us."

What an incredible verse! Treasure, clay jars,
surpassing power, God's, not ours.

"We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed.
perplexed, but not driven to despair,
persecuted, but not forsaken,
struck down, but not destroyed."

The power we need really is surpassing, is it not?
We live in a world that increasingly hates us.
Life itself batters the outer man, and aging has
such a huge impact. The clay pot gets scratched,
pieces break off, even holes appear! But wait,
does not His glory come through with greater
clarity due to all the wear and tear?

Dearest reader, take heart. You may be a cracked
pot, but your beauty and value comes from the
glory within. You shine! (But you will never see

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