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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 10, A.D. 2005

2 Corinthians 4:7-15
Psalm 116:10-11,15-18
Matthew 5:27-32

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"We hold this treasure in earthen vessels."

We are a weak, easily broken people. We are indeed earthen vessels bound for eternity. But sometimes it seems the truck that is carrying us there is determined to throw us off.

But within we hold a treasure--a gift from God--a unique and beautiful soul. Thus through the bumpy ride we experience, we are tried, but we are not destroyed. We have difficulties, but we do not despair. We are weak, but He is strong.

Our weakness is made whole by His strength. We are encouraged and strengthened so that we do not get the idea that we are strong enough to do it ourselves. We are not. All that is done is done through Him and we rejoice in that.

In the face of persecution, we stand with the One persecuted. In the face of trial, we stand with the One who stood before Pilate. In the face of hurt and loss and longing, we stand with the Crucified in the shadow of the Cross and He holds us close.

We are earthen vessels, but the treasure within is far beyond the price of gold and jewels. We are easily broken, but God saves and God preserves. With our faith in Him we will arrive at the destination.

- JuandelaCruz

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