Wednesday, January 20, 2010

earthen vessels

earthen vessels
flawed, faulty
stained, cracked

a strange place
in which to store

the treasure
of Divine light

at first glance
these vessels seem
like ordinary
and common

but upon further inspection
one is blinded

blinded by Divine love
by Divine redemption
by Divine light
streaming through the cracks
illuminating all around

i am one
of the earthen vessels
flawed, faulty
stained, cracked

yet God chose
to pour
His blinding
into me

Lord, help me shine Your light
through the very cracks
that seem like defects
to all but You

help me
to illuminate for others
the path that leads
to You

thinking about 2 Corinthians 4


stitching under oaks said... amazing that He would choose to use such ordinary vessels.

Tonya Gunn said...

Did you write this? It is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Warm wishes,

Christina said...

Thank you! Yes, I did write it.

SarahZ said...

See? I'm still exploring!
And I've found your wonder full poems!
Thank you Christina!
You have so much to share, and you are so generous!