2 Corinthians 4: 7-9 (NASB) -But we have this treasure in earthen containers so that the extraordinary greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
I had the following thought as I read the above passage. Fine porcelain china is lovely and displayed behind a glass door. It is rarely used and is usually taken out only on special occasions. Only adults are trusted to use it. However, the really useful items – the heavy earthenware vessels used to store food and provision – are formed to last through accidental tumbles, chips, pressure, and even fiery ovens. They often work behind closed doors, in dark pantries and cellars. Fine china is rarely found beyond a few shards in archaeological digs. And yet humble earthenware formed over 2,000 years ago on an ancient master potter’s wheel is often found intact.
If you are going through a rough time, if you have a few chips on your rim and a few hard knocks, but you are still standing, thank God that He fashioned you to endure.
Until Next Week
©2022 Katherine Walden