Good Words for Today: September 28

“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves” (2 Corinthians 4:7 NLT). If you have a light inside a jar, how will it ever light up a room? The jar must be broken. Once broken, the light shines everywhere. So it is with us. As long as we stay in control of everything and life is good and we are in excellent health and our marriage is fine and our children are doing well and we have a good job and our friends love us and we don’t have a problem in the world, as long as that is true, when people look at us, they will barely see the light within. But let the “clay pot” be broken, then the beauty of the light can be clearly seen. But the breaking hurts, you say. Yes, it does. But out of our brokenness the light of Jesus shines clearly. Will that be worth it to you? Maybe, maybe not. It depends on your perspective. Paul would say, “It’s worth it to me.”

September 28, 2016

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