The River Devotional – April 23rd

As we leave the Easter season, we are already in full swing for the summer! It is finally time to break out the shorts and flip flops, the Tigers are back at Comerica Park, and I can already smell the smoke from all the bonfires in the air! Here at The River; camp registration has begun, Tuesday at the Park is about to begin again, we have our Men’s Retreat coming up, and that’s only the beginning of what’s instore for our summer as a church! Yet, as exciting as all of these events and this time of year is, Paul reminds us not to forget the meaning of Easter. In 2 Corinthians 4:7, Paul writes, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” This ‘treasure’ which Paul is referring to, is the Gospel message of Christ. The message of our risen Savior, who took all our sins upon Himself and died a sinners death, so that we might have life in Him. That is what Easter is all about, our risen Savior. Paul doesn’t stop there, he talks about how this treasure has been placed in ‘jars of clay’. That is where you and I come in. As followers of Christ, we are these jars of clay which have been given this treasure, the Gospel of Christ. We are fragile and frail, just like a clay jar. However, God has chosen to entrust to us the most precious treasure the world has ever seen. That is why it is through His power, not our own, that God uses us to spread the Gospel message of Christ. So, as we begin summer, do not forget the treasure that has been given to you and the one who chose to use you to share that treasure with the world!

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