Earthen vessel, 2013


Dear readers, instead of my normal post today, I will share this popular poem from my past blog.  I have been busy this week with a different project, but I will return to a normal writing schedule next week.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy today’s devotional poem. Blessings to you!

clay pot

You lift me up

in the valley of despair

above shadowy sorrows

downcast discouragement

ground-level grief.

You flatten my mountains

of pharisaical pride

arrogant accomplishment

puffed-up knowledge.

You level my rough spots:

habitual temptations

chronic conflicts

persistent flaws.

Your glory shines forth

through all the cracks

in this earthen vessel.


Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.

And the glory of the Lord will be revealed and all people will see it together.

Isaiah 40:4-5a NIV