Even our best moments, our most awesome adventures and snappiest selfies can’t compare. Even the best photographers can’t catch the real story hidden behind the smiles. There’s more to you, the real you God made. And as soon as you know God deposited his Spirit in you, the contrast between the outside and the bright life inside is magnified beyond measure. Light bearers don’t look like much, but our worst moments are when that light shines through.
“If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus’ sake, which makes Jesus’ life all the more evident in us. While we’re going through the worst, you’re getting in on the best!”
2 Corinthians 4:7-12 MSG