Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

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Week 19 Day 1

Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

II Corinthians 4: For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

            It’s kind of sad looking isn’t it. But if you’d never seen another it just might become the standard by which you judged every other pot or jar you ever saw. As you know there as many shapes and designs of clay pots as you can imagine. In my life I have been exposed to some of the finest examples of the potter’s skills. When I lived in Colorado Springs, I enjoyed visiting historic Van Briggle Pottery. Their simply beautiful and evocative designs matched perfectly with the panorama of the Rocky Mountains.

            When we moved to North Carolina I visited the “Pottery Highway” and saw several examples of what have been called the finest examples of the potter’s art. I particularly liked the “face jugs”.

            I think it’s important to acknowledge that there are many different types and styles  of pottery just as there are many different personalities and abilities in the people we meet. There is, however one common thread. For those who love Christ there is one truth. That truth is an objective truth, not an opinion. Jesus is the object. He is not an idea, He is not an opinion, He is the only truth and all other claims to truth fail in the reflection of his light. Let His light shine through you. Do not be afraid. Just as some pots are broken so too some of us will be broken. Do not fret. His light will not be diminished.

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