It was dark until the moment God said “let there be light”, and then there was light shining in the darkness. He did the same thing with my heart when he opened my eyes and he burst into my life, and then suddenly, there was light shining in the darkness again, light shining from that dark little place in my chest.
“For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
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.” – 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 (NLT)
Oh, how fragile is my little heart that contains such a great treasure. Most of the time I feel like a cracked clay jar, even more fragile than most. I can hardly display God for all that He is. But this verse gives me hope. This verse tells me, that my cracks allow the light to shine through even more. My fragility makes it clear that it is God working in my life that has brought me to where I am, to who I am, and to who I am growing into. This person that I am now, she has nothing to do with me. I certainly did not do this. I did not take myself from a lost and love-starved, self-injuring girl and grow myself into something new and different. That was all Him. I’m not perfect, far from sinless, but his grace is all I need. His power is made perfect in my weakness.
His grace fills the cracks of my clay jar, and his light shines brighter and brighter.
This post is a part of a 31 day series in which I write about the extraordinary in my ordinary moments. To see a list of all the other posts, click here.