The tale of smashed pitchers ⚱️

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Have you accidentally broken your crockery anytime? Oh yes, I have done this many times. These delicate items become useless once they are shattered. Nothing can reverse this damage. No one can rejoin all the pieces together.

God often, allows us to go through similar experiences. We become so overwhelmed about our situation that we tend to ask question, “why did God allow this to happen in my life.” The difficult situation may make us feel shattered, crushed or squeezed like a lemon or wheat which is grinded to powder.

Yes, all these experiences are definitely painful and we wouldn’t wish this to happen to even our worst enemies. One thing we must remember is that, unless grapes are crushed we can’t have grape juice. Grape juice was used satisfy the needs of Kings. Without squeezing a lemon we can’t have lemon juice. Without wheat grain is grounded we can’t have wheat flour.

Thus, all the above procedures are necessary for our survival. There is a life giving sap inside all the fruits and animals. This sap is expressed only when the fruits are crushed.

There is an interesting events mentioned in the scripture. Read this verse in your own language.

Judges 7:16,19-20 NASBS
He divided the 300 men into three companies, and he put trumpets and empty pitchers into the hands of all of them, with torches inside the pitchers. [19] So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, when they had just posted the watch; and they blew the trumpets and smashed the pitchers that were in their hands. [20] When the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers, they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing, and cried, “A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!”

Here we read the real story in Gideon’s life. I want you all to focus your attention on the pitchers. The empty pitchers were used to carry the torches. I believe that the pitcher is symbolic of human body and torch signifies Christ. Here we understand that, in order to manifest the light within the pitcher, it had to be smashed.

Similarly, God smashes us so that the light of God which is hidden becomes manifest to the outside world. God had to crush his own son.

Isaiah 53:10 NASBS
But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.

Jesus offered himself to be crushed and through his crushing an Aroma ascended towards heaven. This Aroma satisfied God.

Ephesians 5:2 NASBS
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

We have the treasure in earthen vessels. We are the useless broken earthen vessels and Jesus is the real treasure inside us.

2 Corinthians 4:7 NASBS
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;

May God help us to understand these spiritual matters very soon. Sending you this message with love. With great fullness heart. Have a great godly today.

6 thoughts on “The tale of smashed pitchers ⚱️

    1. Thanks dear friend for checking in and exploring my post. God bless you. Yes indeed Christ can shine through us if we are willing to die to our ego and exalt him and humble ourselves. Thanks for your excellent comments. I am blessed in return. All glory to God.

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