Paul wrote, “We have this treasure in clay jars. . . ” (2Corinthians 4:7). In Paul’s world, clay jars and clay dishes were the everyday dishes.
Why would God do that? Because He wants it abundantly clear that any goodness, any positive influence we might have, and any trait others admire in us comes from Him.
When you are tempted to look at your life and become discouraged because you don’t think you are beautiful or special, go open your kitchen cabinet door. Remember this: it’s not the plate that causes family to be grateful for the cook who created a hearty home-cooked meal with love. It is what is in the plate – what has been touched by the cook’s hands – that is cherished. God wants us to be kitchenware that can be used everyday to hold treasure that draw others to Him.
Be an everyday dish He can use every day.