Every week we offer a prayerful reflection from a member of the Unbound community. This week our reflection was written by Senior Writer Larry Livingston.
“But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.” 2 Cor. 4:7-10.
The past few weeks have seen an extraordinary number of natural disasters impacting areas of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the U.S. As I write this, we are also starting to hear reports of flooding in the Philippines. The traumas people are experiencing during and after these events remind us just how vulnerable we human beings are. We are, indeed, earthen vessels.