We all began to fall apart within the first 60 seconds of our birth. God made us Clay Pots. The Clay Pots of ancient days not only contained water but also candles. When we are young the light from our clay pot only goes upwards, and we tend to keep it to ourselves.
Then God lets life happen to each of us, both sweet and bitter things filled with sorrow, but also joy. As we mature the pots begin to crack. Slowly but surely the light inside begins to shine out around us.
Unlike the young who shine a candle in the darkness; we who are old live in vessels that have great cracks. Our light that shines is like a beacon into the darkness around us.
The greater the cracks in our clay pots the more we shine forth HIS Light to others around us…which is what we each signed up for when we joined the Spiritual War of the Ages for the hearts of everyone we love.
Because you and I are older, we are part of the special group of people that are closer to going home because of the limited number of years we have left to serve the God who knew each of us before the foundations of the world were made.
How great to think that our best years are not behind us but in front of us…to be with the Lord for Eternity. And to know that when the Clay Pot that housed us finally crumbles we will be set FREE.
I am old yet young at 67 and I am more excited about the future than I am about the past. I look forward to His wiping away all my tears, and then serving HIM for Eternity as I explore the UNIVERSE He created just for me and for you.
Someday the Last Child of God will believe in the SON of GOD and we will all be home together with each other, but especially with Jesus.
Until that day comes I am ready to pick up my cross daily and do all that I can to STAND ALONE for JESUS and let my light shine like a PILLAR of FIRE in the Desert of Shadows all around me.
HOW ABOUT YOU ?