Over the years I’ve heard many sermons, songs, and messages about jars of clay.  Each of them having an impact in one way or another.  I recently heard a message on this same topic.  As the speaker began I settled in for just another similar message to what I’ve heard many times before.  Little did I know that this message would leave a lasting impact on me.

The speaker started by explaining that God shows his power despite our weakness. He began reading that familiar verse from 2 Corinthians 4:7.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

He went on to share that we are the jars.  The way God shows his power is the light he has put inside us, shines through all the cracks and crevasses the brokenness.  So much so that even those who are blinded can begin to see it.  Even those who have the worst opinion of us, or have the worst opinion about God, can see His light through our cracked and imperfect lives, or jars.

God shows his power through all our weaknesses, inabilities, our brokenness, our short comings.  When we present ourselves as people who have it all together we cut His power short.  Not letting others see the full power of Him through us.

My  message should not be how good I am, nobody needs more of me, but how good He is.  Everyone needs more of Jesus. So lets be like those jars.  Lets embrace our brokenness, our imperfections, our failures, our weaknesses, and let His light shine ever so brightly through.