Week Four | Day 2

Read: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:17-18

If we ever need convincing that God lovingly pursues and chooses imperfect people to include in His most marvelous works, we need look no further than The Bible. Every story, every example reveals to us that it is by God’s power and might, (not man’s,) that holy, life-changing work is achieved. And even today, God delights in moving through broken, imperfect people to display His grandest miracles.   

Moses, a stutterer, became God’s mouthpiece to free an entire nation from the slavery of an oppressive ruler. Jacob, a trickster and con-artist, literally wrestled with God until He was blessed and given a new name and a place in the lineage of Jesus. Rahab, a prostitute, became a hero when she hid Israelite spies from the enemy. And following the disciple Peter’s darkest moment when he denied Christ three times, Jesus later reappeared to the disciples and chose Peter to pass on the love Christ had shown him.

Repeatedly, it is through the “least of these” that the supernatural power of Jesus is revealed for others to see. So, today, if you feel like you’re not enough, you are actually in some pretty elite company! Thank God that because He bore the weight of your sins, you don’t have to bear the weight of anyone else’s expectations. Thank Him because when He proved His love for you, you no longer had to prove anything to the world. Walk freely in the good company of broken vessels permeating light into a dark world.

Pray: God, thank you for using me in my brokeness. As I look back on what I’ve done, help me turn and see all that you are going to do in the future. Thank you for the company I find myself in. In Jesus’ name, Amen.