Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Reflection...

"We are like clay jars in which this treasure is stored.  The real power comes from God and not from us.  We often suffer, but we are never crushed.  Even when we don't know what to do, we never give up.  In times of trouble, God is with us, and when we are knocked down, we get up again."  II Corinthians 4:7-9   ~ Contemporary English Version

Clay pots are made from a common, unpretentious substance.  It's what's inside that counts. When our 'earthen vessels' are filled with God's great love, they become treasures beyond price. It's not anything we can take credit for, rather it's God working in our imperfect clay pots to reveal Himself to a needy world. 

I love the prayer that Patsy Clairmont included in her book, Tea with Patsy Clairmont.  She refers to God as the 'Potter' based on Isaiah 64:8 "...We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand..."

"Dear Potter,
We realize we have been jarred by life, causing brokenness.  Some feel like shards of china instead of the exquisite and intriguing vessels that we want to be.  We want to be pots that, when poured, tipped, dropped, or spilled, issue forth streams of life.  Please, You who rework clay to repair damage, mend us...   Amen."

May God bless your week!


  1. Just Beautiful, Phyllis. I have Patsy's book, too. Have a good day!

  2. Wonderful. I have the book as well, and the scripture is my life scripture, impressed on me when I was newly saved almost 40 years ago. It has been a comfort, an encouragement and a light to my path many times through the years. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Great prayer! Thanks for sharing it.

  4. A favorite scripture! This was lovely!


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