A Treasure in Clay Pots

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves…” 2 Corinthians 4:7

This blog is intended primarily for our church family.

This Sunday, a member of our church family will be sharing a testimony that I would like to have everyone hear.  We may not post the testimony so you will need to be present in person to hear it. 

The Apostle Paul tells us that we have a treasure in earthen vessels.  The treasure of which he speaks is Jesus (see verse 6).  The earthen vessel or clay pot is anyone who has confessed the name of Jesus.

Clay pots were ordinary receptacles normally used for very mundane things.  However, occasionally, people would place their gold coins into clay pots and bury them for safekeeping, hence the idea of a treasure in clay pots.

One of the characteristics of clay pots is that they are relatively fragile.  They develop cracks and chips rather readily.  It is an incredibly accurate metaphor for us human beings.  We are also very fragile and given to emotional and physical fissures and breaks.

As Christians, if a crack appears, the treasure gets revealed.  If a major break occurs, the treasure will flow out of our relatively delicate clay pot.

Recently, we have explored the topic of “When Healing Doesn’t Happen”.  If we have a major disease or condition that does not heal, how should we respond?  How should we feel when our clay pot breaks down and becomes irreparable even with much prayer?

This Sunday, you will hear one such response.  After hearing it, it will give you something to think about…