Tuesday, February 22, 2011
2 Cor 4:7-9
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 hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (NIV)
What is it that gives us the courage to stand up for our faith in Jesus Christ? What is it that gives us the courage to let others know we are Christian? What is it that gives us the courage to let others know that we really do believe the Bible? What is it that gives me the courage to hold on to my faith even when everyone around me ridicules me?
It is a treasure, a treasure of hope, a treasure of forgiveness, a treasure of light and life, mercy and love. It is the treasure given us by God and it is unmistakable. Unlike most treasures it is not meant to be put away in a safe place, this treasure is meant to be shown to the world, this treasure is meant to be lived.
As children we sang the song “This little light of mine”, as adults it is time to live that song.
Just something to think about.
J. Tom Washburn
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