Jars of clay

2 Corinthians 4:7  But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

We’re here and then we’re gone.  So short are these lives we live on earth, but we seem to think we’ve got forever.  We think that we can solve all of the world’s problems, if only given enough time.  But none of us has that kind of time.  It was designed that way.  We’re here, and then we’re gone.

We weren’t made to live in these bodies forever, they’re our temporary homes.  We give witness to the death of Christ through the death of our own bodies, but our spirits live on and bear witness to His resurrection with our own resurrection.  We depart these jars of clay and trade them in for the real vessels our souls belong in.

To some, death is a terrifying, sad thought.  But to those of us who belong to Christ, it’s only the beginning.  Our knowledge, our strength, our capacity to love, all of these things are limited here on earth, in these bodies.  What God has in store far surpasses anything we know here.  This is just a warm up for the main event!