Take This Cup: April 7th


2 Corinthians 4:7-18

Recall how frequently parts of these verses have offered you comfort and encouragement to persevere.

Through our eyes as “Easter people”, and recognizing that we are pottery filled to be gospel ministers,  we can see we have been created with purpose, to be useful and to carry nothing less than The Good news of our Christ. The combination of our usefulness and fragility points to our inability to rely on ourselves and clearly shows that any real power we have is from God alone and the pressures we endure in living our lives are evidence, proof even of that God power.

As we have all “kept on” through the pandemic and experienced so much loss and grief, I am so grateful for the promise that we have been “pressed, but, not crushed, perplexed but not in despair, struck down, but not destroyed”…. 

Considering our Easter morning joy can you identify an opportunity you have been given to “…fix your eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal…” Now, remind yourself – right now – in this moment, that “our momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

Joy Invincible

Switchfoot, featuring Jenn Johnson