Local kids crowd into the house during weekend "library hours." Prowling through every room, each packed with books, the children recognize the humble home as more than Señor Jose's house-it's a priceless treasury.
The same is true for every follower of Christ. We're made of humble clay-marred by cracks and easily broken. But we're entrusted by God as a home for His empowering Spirit, who enables us to carry the good news of Christ into a hurting, broken world. It's a big job for ordinary, fragile people.
"We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us" (2 Corinthians 4:7), the apostle Paul told his congregation in the ancient city of Corinth. They were a cross section of people from across this region, so many might have been tempted to "go around preaching about [them]selves," Paul said (v. 5
Instead, Paul said, tell others about the priceless One living inside of us. It's Him and His all-surpassing power that turns our ordinary lives into a priceless treasury.