Imagine you have just found some long-buried treasure. That is what it is like to find Jesus.
Have you ever wondered why on earth God would choose to work through us? I mean, humans a broken and fallen people. We mess up. We are often unkind to one another and seek the best for ourselves. We can’t do many things. And yet, God somehow still chooses to use us.
And the truth is, we don’t always get it right, even when we’re working through the power of the Holy Spirit. Every so often, you hear another story of a church leader who has done something they regret and is either morally bad news or totally illegal or both. Why would God choose to use us?
Paul writes that we have treasure in jars of clay. The Gospel is the treasure, we’re the clay jars, just in case you’re feeling more like treasure. Clay jars break and show imperfections and are often not very exciting. But it is through the clay that the treasure stands out, and people can see that it is God at work, and not us. We don’t want people to think of us as their treasure, we want them to look to God and praise and worship him in all his glory.
It doesn’t mean we’re not precious or useful or loved. But that God is just so much better than us and he alone should be worshipped.
Lord God, we thank you that you are our treasure. We pray that we would show others your glory in all that we do, all that we say, and all that we are. Amen.
Stick on your favourite worship song and spend some time in worship of God who in all his glory, chooses to work through us.