Broken Cups

  • May 21, 2015
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While a friend was helping me with some housecleaning, she accidentally dropped a favorite tea cup. 

This is Joni Eareckson Tada, and while a friend was helping me with some housecleaning, she accidentally dropped a favorite tea cup. Thankfully, it didn't shatter, but the fall to the counter was enough to cause a crack. We wondered if we should try to save it, but in the end trashed it. You can’t use a broken cup. God, on the other hand, saves broken cups. Just listen to this verse, "But this precious treasure… is held in a perishable container, that is, in our weak bodies. Everyone can see that the glorious power within must be from God and is not our own." The Lord delights to pour His treasure into fragile, delicate, brittle, breakable vessels that are prone to shatter. In case you didn't recognize it, that's you... that's me: fragile and breakable. Today, friend, don't be ashamed of being shattered. Rather than toss out, God redeems your brokenness. 

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