Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I'm just an old clay pot....but with a priceless treasure inside!
2 Corinthians 4:7 "But we have this treasure in a fragile vase of clay, in order that the surpassing greatness of the power may be seen to belong to God, and not to originate in us."
I just returned from a visitation of an old friend where I was reminded of the mortality of our human bodies. It was sad in a way to see his lifeless form laying in still silence, when I was used to hearing him joke and laugh, and belly ache about life's quirks and turns. He was always fun and thought provoking. But his footing was solid. He had known his time was coming soon. He had lived a long, and a full life. "I'm ready to go." he said, "And be with Jesus."
So, here WE are. We have this great treasure in earthen jars "so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;" 8-10 says "In every way we're troubled, but we aren't crushed by our troubles. We're frustrated, but we don't give up. 9 We're persecuted, but we're not abandoned. We're captured, but we're not killed. 10 We always carry around the death of Jesus in our bodies so that the life of Jesus is also shown in our bodies."
This earth is not our final home. I look forward to the great eternal glory ahead, but I pray I live a life worthy of my calling in Christ Jesus while I am here!
2 Corinthians 4:6 "We are his servants because the same God who said that light should shine out of darkness has given us light. For that reason we bring to light the knowledge about God's glory which shines from Christ's face."
I pray I reflect the light and the glory of Christ!