7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7
This quote reminds me of my Godmother. Her garden and deck always looked so pretty. Lots of clay pots full of flowers in season and plants of all sorts welcomed me whenever I visited. I have no green thumb and so to me it was especially lovely. Her son worked hard in an outdoor job requiring heavy work boots. They got pretty filthy and so he slipped them off before going into the house. Eventually he got new ones as those just had seen their day, so to speak. The next time I visited my Godmother, I saw that as usual the pretty plants overflowed the deck and some were placed to the left and right of the stairs leading up to it from the yard. To the left and right of the top step were the old stinky boots only this time they had new geraniums planted in them.
The fresh scent and the beautiful blooms overflowed the boots and were a delight to the eye. This reminds me of the quote from 2 Corinthians because without our Lord, we alone are nothing, kinda like those stinky boots. With Him in our hearts, souls, and minds and living as His disciple, we reflect His Light and love to a world that so badly needs it. He enables us, the empty and lack luster vessels, to be so much more than we could ever be on our own.