October 25–A Humbled, Thankful Clay Jar

For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of the darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

2 Corinthians 5-7

It is the gospel of Jesus Christ — the all-surpassing power of God’s love through the conquering of sin and death, shame and crippling bondage of every sort — that we, His followers, preach.

It is this all-surpassing power of God’s eternal unlimited love and His outrageous, unthinkable sacrifice of Jesus in order to bring us to Himself — that puts me on my knees (literally and figuratively) in awe of God. In awe of God’s intimate, sovereign love. His love that changes everything. His love that has changed me. It is this all-surpassing power of God’s love that has brought my life from darkness into the light that shines in the face of my Jesus.

And God has chosen to place His all-surpassing power — the knowledge of His grace and truth and love given through Jesus Christ — in me…a frail, flawed and finite vessel. God’s eternal treasure has been placed in me… In ALL  of His Children.

Amazing. Incredible. And I am one very humbled and thankful little clay jar.

May God lead me — lead each of us as His faithful children and servants — to allow His all-surpassing power and love to shine through each of us…and to truly make a difference in everything we do…with every person…in every circumstance…each and every day.

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane