I once saw a sign on an antique store that said,”We buy junk and sell treasures. Isn't that ironic? ”
I guess wether it is trash or treasure, weed or flower is all in the eye of the beholder.
What do you think God see's when He looks at you?
Does He see junk or treasure? Do you think he see's a weed or a flower?
Genesis 1:27 tells us that, “ God created mankind in his own image.”
No ugly junk there.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 Declares, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Only flowers there.
2.Corinthians 4:7 Reminds us that,“We have this treasure in jars of clay.” Can you imagine? God stores His beauty and treasures in our frail, imperfect bodies of clay.
Notice He says, IN jars of clay. He knew the “gene pool” would louse up His perfect jars of clay. He knew some would have bulges, warts, and ugly imperfections, but He wants us to know that it's not the outside of the jar that is important. It is what's poured out from the inside that makes us beautiful, gives us worth, and confirms His power.
Today, I want to say with the apostle Paul, “Even if I am being poured out like a drink offering...I am glad and rejoice...”