LENT DAY 33 - Friday, March 30
2 Corinthians 4:6-7 Cracked Pots
"God said,'Light up the darkness!' and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful...We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power with us." (The Message)
I don't usually think of my life as a plain unadorned clay pot; nothing special in and of itself. But God has chosen the very ordinary of our lives to reveal God's power, so that there can be no doubt that when we reveal "the light", it is God himself that shows through. A fancy pot, festooned with decorations and "extras", can't reveal the light - it becomes hidden in the "extras" and can't penetrate through. A fancy pot is concerned with its own beauty, not that of God. But our plain ordinary pots must have endured some hardship, some difficulty, in order to crack enough to let the light of God break forth. Each time the pot cracks a little under the duress of life, the light of God is better able to shine! Every curve life throws at us only allows the light of God to shine brighter from our "cracked pot".
The message of God's love is light to the world! Let your light shine!
Today's devotion is NOT from d365.org, but from one of the Lenten lectionary scriptures. We were on the road today, hence the very late posting!