As I sit around my church family, family and friends, I realized that some of the best vessels for carrying that love are those who have been broken. Those who have deep cracks from living life unspeakable pain from loss and situations that try to take over sanity and peace. I see that it is those vessels, the cracked and broken ones that give off the most beautiful light.
You might think a broken vessel or cracked pot is just broken, but inside that broken vessel is a testimony that’s waiting to be releashed. Those who are suffering need to be able to look around and see the light coming from those who have been broken yet been repurposed to live again.
We all are just jars of clay(cracked pots and vessels). Remember even you that’s judging and whispering is broken underneath, so stop pretending your clay is put together. God works through our imperfections, if God can love us while broken why can’t we love one another. So start loving that broken vessel or cracked pot by letting your light shine.
”Isaiah 64:8″ Yet you, Lord, are our Father, We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Very well put. I was reading this passage recently. A reminder of our brokenness and God willing to refashion us into a useful vessel which can be a painful process as we do a self examination in the light of His words. Trials and testing show us what we are left to ourselves but His way of redirecting our mind and heart to undergo a self examination also shows His patience challenging us to have a renewed desire and direction that brings the joy and peace we so desperately need and seek after.
Yes, we certainly are foolish by the way we judge others. We lack understanding and compassion along with communicating with our brothers and sisters; puffing up ourselves as though our thoughts and feelings are superior, we affirm ourselves. The only judgment that counts will be from the lips of our Lord. The opinions we hold without having the whole picture sure makes us look foolish.
May God help us in the area of pride and we desire to be humble children instead. May this become our focus.
Thank you for putting your message out there to get us thinking more clearly about this matter. God bless!
Thank you!! I give God the glory for renewing my mind to help me reach others. Again thank you. God Bless You.
What a awesome word, so plainly stated and I am sure they that will receive it will find that the Lord is close to the broken hearted. You are doing a good work
Thank you, we have to remember God loves us all. We need to put pride away and try being more humble.