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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Glory in Broken Pots

As I have begun reflecting on the healing journey, I realise that I have started with what was basically a theological and biblical reflection (on 'new creation' in 2 Cor.5:17). That's the default direction of my mind I guess but I also see the value and importance of thinking devotionally and practically (how does this affect my heart and life, and my walk with God?). And one thing that is helping me in this respect is the recognition that God places the treasure of his new  life and glory in cracked and broken clay pots (see Jer.18:1-4, and 2 Cor.4:6-7). That has been a recurring theme for me over the last 12 months or so, and I am still slowly but gratefully trying to learn the truth of it. One thing that has really helped recently was an excellent article sent by Goos Vedder of Diakonia, in his most recent newsletter. I asked Goos for permission to reproduce it here and he kindly agreed, but I have now realised I can link to it directly - here it is and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I have included this picture from it here as I love it and want it on my blog! The idea that God seals our wounds and broken bits with his gold is a stunningly beautiful truth. Thank you for the article, Goos!

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