E100: 092 | Jars of Clay

"Today’s passage in 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 1 to chapter 6 verse 2 promises us a fresh start – we are a new creation! Our sins are forgiven and we have been reconciled to God. We are called to suffer for the sake of this new beginning, but in the sure hope that this is temporary as we are promised new bodies and a new home. Also with a new start, comes new opportunities, as we join God in the work of reconciliation, so that all may have eternal life." (New Zealand's Rhema Radio)

Read 2 Corinthians 4:1-6:2; | (ESV)

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

... Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Here in this video below is another incredible parable of our relationship with God. This is a true story of two incredible people. A father and son relationship that is a picture to me of our own relationship with God the Father.

The story of Rick and Dick Hoyt also known as Team Hoyt is an incredible one. I would point out first that Rick, who is a quadriplegic and can't speak is a graduate of Boston University.

Hear are their short bio's published on their website Team Hoyt.
Rick was born in 1962 as a spastic quadriplegic, cerebral palsy, non-speaking person. The ability of his mind and person have always been strong, and his family have been hearty supporters of his quest for independence and inclusion in community activities, sports, school and the workplace. Rick is a graduate of Boston University.

Dick has recently retired as a lieutenant colonel in the air nation guard. He has served his country for over thirty-five years. Dick is a friend of the "Presidents Council on Fitness".
Here is more background on Team Hoyt.

Below is a Today show interview.
<br /> <a href="http://deforest-family.blogspot.com">Go to website to view this video.</a>

There is so much to this story. So many lessons for us, but watching the video all I could think of is how much we, I, judge people, even myself, from what I see on the outside. I am reminded by this passage and this video that our flesh and blood, our body, is only temporary. It is failing but the inside can flourish with God's help. Rely on God. We are promised new bodies and a new home where everything is eternal and will not fail.

I am working through the E100 Bible Reading Challenge again. You can learn more about my journey and read the other posts completed so far at this link. I encourage you to stop back soon to read another passage.

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