There are cute words in the English language.
There is something cute about the word ‘vessels’. You might not think so, but I do and on here that’s all that matters.
It’s such a great analogy for the life of a follower of Jesus Christ. We are not our own, but we are made for a purpose. That purpose means being the source on which benefit is given to someone based on what’s been placed on us. As the carrier we are the vehicle, but we are not the main event – that which is placed on us or in us is. When we do the job right the recipient is blessed by that which was in or on us. When we crack up it’s noticeable and leads to not being used again or dismissed until or unless we are restored or renewed.
We are not just individual vessels, we are part of a set that has been prepared in advance. A glorious and wondrous piece of craft specifically designed to benefit wherever it’s located.
Often vessels are abused, misused or plain confused. They are chipped and faulty. Yet there is a Potter skilled at restoring them to good use.
As we journey in this life, it’s a privilege to know we are designed to good use. It’s for us to exhibit it and encourage others to seek the Potter who will restore.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden