Broken and Spilled Out

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 11:00 -- Joyce Long

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” 2 Corinthians 4:6, 7

God placed the message of the Good News in a curious place—in my heart.

I want to praise Him. I want to spread the Good News. I want to live a life that glorifies Him. Sometimes I do. Sometimes I don’t. Because this special treasure—this life-changing news of God’s love and salvation—is in earthen vessels. And earthen vessels are just that—fragile containers made of dirt.

Doesn’t it amaze you that God entrusted us with this treasure? That He placed so much in something so little? Something so precious in something so fragile? Something so wonderful in something so fallible?

What are we going to do about it? Will we put the lid on our vessel and stay selfishly guarding the treasure as we sit on a shelf somewhere? Will we surround ourselves with other earthen vessels and savor the bread of idleness? Will we allow ourselves to be tipped or broken so the treasure may spill out?

What will we do with this treasure?

~Brenda Weaver

Women's Devotional Image 2011-06-07 07:00