Another excerpt (I love the insight of others). This is from the book A Million Ways to Die, by Rick James.
“Imagine turning on a thousand-watt light bulb inside an old clay pot. What would you see? You would see every possible crack, fracture, and imperfection. You would also see a gloriously blinding light, but only through the cracks and imperfections in the jar. This is how Paul envisions us: God’s power manifested and made visible in and through our weakness, frailty, and brokenness.”
This thought was placed directly after two heart-wrenching, truthful verses:
2 Cor. 4:6-7 – For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light 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 Cor 4:10 – We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
May my cracks and daily imperfections beam with the thousand-watt light manifested from within.