We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We Are Earthen Vessels

Earthen vessels, marred, unsightly, Bearing Wealth no thought can know;
Heav'nly Treasure, gleaming brightly- Christ revealed in Saints below!

Vessels, broken, frail, yet bearing Through the hungry ages on,
Riches giv'n with hand unsparing, God's great Gift, His precious Son!

O to be but emptier, lowlier, Mean, unnoticed and unknown,
And to God a vessel holier, Filled with Christ, and Christ alone!

Naught of earth to cloud the Glory! Naught of self the light to dim!
Telling forth Christ's wondrous story, Broken, empty - filled with Him!

Tr. Frances Bevan

2 comments:

Yvonne said...

Thank you for posting this poem. It has brought clarity during a difficult time.

Bless you!

Marie said...

Love the new picture and layout!