Wednesday, February 20, 2008

We're not much to look at!

Chris gave me a new Bible today, a bright pink Message! I am SO stinkin' thrilled with it!!

So even though my eyelids are practically propped up with toothpicks, I HAD to have a small devotion, so I scurried over to The Upper Room to read today's devotion.

THIS is why I love, love, love this translation and am so excited that I have my very own and don't have to rely on Bible Gateway to read it!

Listen to this:

If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power within us. As it is, there's not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at.
(2 Corinthians 4:7-9)

Isn't that just fabulous! I love the language! It is just like talking to your best friend, and isn't that how it should be reading our Best Friend's Word?!

And doesn't that just make you feel so much better about your bad hair days and your days when you just look plain 'ol frumpy?! We're not SUPPOSED to be beautiful, we are carrying His message, and we don't want to distract others from Him! If they look only to us, they might miss it! Well, praise the Lord, this TOO was part of His wonderful, perfect plan! I know I feel much better now about not always looking pulled together. That is fine, cause I'm not distracting that way.

Isn't that just the coolest thing in the world?!