2 Corinthians 4:7-12 "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;  persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you." 

Do you ever wonder why God put his soul-saving message in a weak container like you? There is no greater treasure than a ticket to heaven, and somehow God saw fit to entrust you and me with the instructions how to get the ticket! I suppose he did it to make the Gospel more accessible. I mean think about it. If you are walking around a flea market and see a clay jar you're interested in buying, you wouldn't hesitate to go pick it up and look it over. "That'll look great in my dining room!" But, if that jar were made of solid gold with a ring of jewels around it, you'd hesitate. "That jar is too rich for my blood! I don't even want to get it dirty." I suppose in the same way, a sinner has an easier time hearing about a ticket to heaven from a person he can relate to than someone we looks like they have never been dirty before. Your scars and your stains make you more approachable. 

There God goes again...turning weaknesses into strengths.  

- Sam -