Yesterday we read a story about a water pot that had some cracks. We saw that these cracks watered the ground which in return brought new life forth in the form of beautiful flowers.
In a sense all of us are also broken pots – chipped by circumstances or broken in hurtful relationships. The Bible describes us as jars of clay:
2 Corinthians 4:7(NIV)
7 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 just the pots – the Living Water inside of us, is Jesus Christ. He is the treasure and through Him life-giving power is released!
We need to allow the Living Water to flow through us, but also - just like the water bearer lifted the two pots on his shoulders - we need to allow Jesus to lift us up and carry us where He wants to take us.
But He will only lift you up when you acknowledge your weaknesses, when you know that grace works through weak vessels and you can even boast about it!
2 Corinthians 12:9(NIV)
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
God never works through human power – He works through our weaknesses – so that ultimately, we will say: “It was not me, it was Him!”
All the glory to our Father, who works miracles through our weaknesses.