You’ve probably heard of the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover.’ The exterior look of any object is preferred to be appealing so it doesn’t hurt the eyes but the most important is what that object holds inside it. The value of wine is based on the wine itself and not how sophisticated the bottle looks. When it comes to value, the exterior is secondary to the interior; no doubt about that. But at least the bottle can boast in itself that although it may be more or less worthless without the wine, it is good enough to hold the wine inside it. However, its boast only lasts until the contents are emptied. When that happens, it is just a bottle.
So are we as human beings. Man was nothing but molded clay in the hands of the Creator until the breath of God entered him and he became a living being. We are nothing but fragile creatures desperately searching for something to be a part of so we can have a sense of worth.
But as hopeless as it seems, we, as fragile creatures, have a huge responsibility. We were created to be vessels of something greater than ourselves. True Christians carry the Holy Spirit wherever they go. Although with each passing day, the flesh grows weak and weary but this Spirit in us is able to quicken our mortal bodies so that we are able to withstand the harsh realities of this life.
You may not be the prettiest or the brightest in your class; your family might not be the most influential and your surname may be unknown among the others but if you abide in Christ and He in you, know that He has your name engraved in his palm and He calls you His own.
The world may frown upon us and call us names because ‘we don’t have the guts to do whatever it takes to get to the top and stay on top’ but we know that if we gain the whole world and lose our soul in the process, it is all for nothing. The money, power and pleasure the world offers in this lifetime is nothing compared to the eternal glory awaiting us.
We may seem fragile on the outside, but we are priceless in the inside; bought with the precious blood of God’s one and only beloved Son. That is why we are admonished not to fear those who can kill the body but the One who has the power to kill the body and cast away into damnation forever.
We may be mere vessels but we carry the power of God and so while others boast in their many achievements, we will boast in our weaknesses because it is in our weakness that God’s strength is perfected. At the end, all I can say is Christ is in me, the hope of glory.