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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

God's "Chosen Vessel"

God's "Chosen Vessel"
......for (s)he is a chosen vessel unto Me.......Acts 9:15
But you are "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of His own, so that you may announce the praises" of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.Once you were "no people" but now you are God's people; you "had not received mercy" but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10

The Master was searching for a vessel to use; On the shelf there were many--which one would He choose?

Take me, cried the gold one, I'm shiny and bright, I'm of great value and I do things just right. My beauty and luster will outshine the rest and for someone like You, Master, gold would be the best!

The Master passed on with no word at all; He looked at a silver urn, narrow and tall; I'll serve You, dear Master, I'll pour out Your wine and I'll be at Your table whenever You dine, My lines are so graceful, my carvings so true, and my silver will always compliment You.

Unheeding the Master passed on to the brass, It was widemouthed and shallow, and polished like glass. Here! Here! cried the vessel, I know I will do, place me on Your table for all men to view. Look at me, called the goblet of crystal so clear, My transparency shows my contents so dear, though fragile am I, I will serve You with pride, and I'm sure I'll be happy Your house to abide.

The Master came next to a vessel of wood, polished and carved, it solidly stood. You may use me, dear Master, the wooden bowl said, but I'd rather You used me for fruit, not for bread!

Then the Master looked down and saw a vessel of clay. Empty and broken it helplessly lay. No hope had the vessel that the Master might choose, to cleanse and make whole, to fill and to use. Ah! This is the vessel I've been hoping to find, I will mend and use it and make it all Mine. I need not the vessel with pride of its self; Nor the one who is narrow to sit on the shelf; Nor the one who is bigmouthed and shallow and loud; Nor one who displays his contents so proud; Not the one who thinks he can do all things just right; But this plain earthy vessel filled with My power and might. Then gently He lifted the vessel of clay. Mended and cleansed it and filled it that day. Spoke to it kindly. "There's work you must do, just pour out to others as I pour into you." --Author Unknown

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely poem, it helps me to remember to be humble and allow God to mold me the way God wants me to be. Then my beauty will shine not from pride, but because I am pleasing in his sight.

So touching thanks so much,

Sonia

Chosen Vessel said...

Thank you. I get blessed by this poem everytime I read it. I am glad you were blessed.

God bless.

Sis. RJQueen10 said...

I love it! use me Lord, Use Me Lord, USE ME LORD!

God's Humble Servant,
Sis. RJQueen10

Chosen Vessel said...

RJqueen,

Everytime I read this poem I am blessed, because we are truly God's Chosen Vessels. Thank you Lord for choosing me.

MsJamison2U said...

This is such a beautiful poem. It really gives you something to tink about.I was truly blessed by it.

Chosen Vessel said...

Ms.Jamison,

I am glad that you were blessed...each time I read it I am truly blessed as well :) I see your blog got a face lift, I like the new look, I will go back and post a comment.