Thought for the day

I’m sure we all have things we  treasure, wedding presents for instance, or  things that have been in the family a  long time. Mine don’t have much monetary value, but I  treasure them.
Paul speaks  of knowing God as treasure.

“For God made His made His light shine in  our hearts to  give us the  light of the of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in  jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing  power is from God and not from us.
2 Corinthians. 4. 6&7.

 Knowing God through  Jesus  is the greatest  treasure we can possess, something we cannot buy nor earn. It  is the gift of God. Sometimes I  think we take  the wonder of it  for  granted. Paul tells us we  have it  in clay pots to show that it is all from God.
My clay pot  is beginning to crack, with arthritic joints  etc. I am encouraged by Paul’s words in  2 Corinthians  4 . 16.

“Therefore we do  not lose  heart, although outwardly we  are wasting away, yet inwardly we  are being renewed day by  day.”

May it  be true for all of us that  we are being inwardly renewed each day that we may find joy, peace and patience at  this difficult time.

               “Thanks be to God for His  indescribable gift.”          
2 Corinthians 9. 15.