Vessel of Light

Light brushed past textiles with little more than a shimmer. It glanced off the cutlery and passed by the china with a glare. After searching the store, the rays met the crystal and danced. Wavelengths caressed each stemware pattern and filled them with prismatic wonder. No vessel glorified its brilliance more than the elaborate pitcher. Intricate etchings revealed light’s amazing facets and it offered an immense capacity for sharing the blessings.

While I once admired the goblet above all crystal vessels, I now hope to model my life after the pitcher. The goblet allows its owner to retain a prosperous serving and bears lovely design for him to enjoy. It benefits its holder, sharing its carvings and blessings with no other thirsty guests.

The pitcher centers its etching beneath the light source for all to see the effects of glory upon its scars. It remains open to receive a deep capacity for light-infused blessings which it never intends to keep for itself. The pitcher extends itself and remains engaged. Self-aware, yet not self-centered, It recognizes a pitcher fulfills its purpose when pouring itself into other vessels.

I pray for a successful life as the Lord’s pitcher, pouring out His blessings without holding back a single drop. Let me assure the concerned; no pitcher of God stands empty. After dispensing blessings, a pitcher centers itself under God and stands filled with light.

“No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.” Luke 8:16

“They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light we see light.” Psalm 36:8-9

You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” Psalm 18:28

“But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.” Philippians 2:17

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