Wednesday, October 3, 2018

On My Heart: Our Treasure Within

Do you sometimes feel
small, unnoticed, average -
as I often do?

Just maybe this is
the best place to be.

Maybe if all that people see
is us - our accomplishments,
our gifts, ourselves,
then they would miss the
greater beauty. Within.
The beauty of the gospel
living in us.

"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."
(II Cor. 4:7 NLT)

"We may be worn, average,
unimpressive vessels.
But let it be so -
the true treasure 
is the gospel in us."
(Ruth Chou Simons)

(Thoughts on my mind as we are in NYC. And also, thoughts to remember everyday, wherever we are. We can feel so inadequate at times in this big world, with so much going on, so many influences all around us. We can also be tempted at times to feel like things are all up to us, and we can be so very aware of our limitations and our inadequacy. But life is not all about us. It is about the treasure that we have. Within. The greatest treasure of all.)

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