The Lord makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.
We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord.
And we are servants for Jesus’ sake.
God has made His Light shine in our hearts so we can know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
But we are like fragile clay jars.
This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not ourselves.
We are pressed on every side by troubles – but we are NOT crushed.
We are perplexed – but NOT driven to despair.
We are hunted down – but NEVER abandoned by God.
We get knocked down – but we are NOT destroyed.
Through suffering, we continue to share in the death of Jesus.
But, the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies.
We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to Himself.
That is why we NEVER GIVE UP.
Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.
Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
So don’t look at the troubles.
Rather, let us fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.
For we live by believing and not by seeing.
For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last FOREVER!
(Taken from 2 Corinthians 3 & 4)
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