Nearly 2 years ago I sat writing this… Chris was nearly done with Chemotherapy. We’d been holding our breath and wanting desperately to have God’s answer to be healing here on earth.
I found it a blessing to find this in the midst of our Breaking Light project. So, I decided to share it in between our posts here….
“We are all vessels and every life experience, trial or triumph, is marked upon our hearts. Whether they be scars or windows to the heart, perhaps they are both. When you look at a scar it tells a story. You know by looking at it that that person experienced something that hurt, but you see that it healed to. It is much like a window into there life experiences. It can be an opportunity even, to share a bit of light in a dark situation. We are compared to clay vessels, fragile and easily broken, but having a light and treasure inside that can shine through those broken places. This is my prayer, that we shine somehow through even the darkest nights and hardest days.”
Treasure in a Clay Vessel
July 21, 2014
(2 Corinthians 4:6-7)
Light from the clay vessel
An illumination of my heart
Created by God’s candle
A masterful piece of art
Through cracks the light shines brighter
Where I once was broken
And when He put me back together
The scars could not be hidden
He lights my flame
Even when it flickers and dims
Never quenched, it bears His name
Somewhere deep inside even when life is grim
Beautifully those scars
Are woven around my soul
Others wonder how I see more than mars
Or how my vessel stands whole
His light holds it together
Nothing I will do or have done.
Its the love that burns steady from my Father
And the treasured flame, His Son
May the light never be contained
I am fully God’s, simple and imperfect
For His glory, always named
Where He’s healed and directed.
From this simple clay vessel
Shine your love from my heart
May I share His candle
With others, who are your Your work of art.