Cracked to let light out
Sermon Idea for Advent 3B>Proclaim the Coming>John 1:6-8, 19-28>"He himself was not the light"
In 5:35 Jesus says he's a lamp (not the light
but a lamp for the light.)>
Patsy Clairmont has written a great and funny book called, God Uses Cracked Pots. She says that, one day, God gave her a vision of how God is alive in people. She says she saw Jesus holding a pitcher, like you’d use for pouring milk, and that all down the front of the pitcher was a large crack where it had been broken.
In Patsy’s vision Jesus then scooped up a handful of light, put it into the pitcher, and covered up the top. Can you imagine that? Jesus then asked, “Patsy, where does the light shine through?”
She said, “Through the cracks and the broken places.”
Jesus replied, “Right. And Patsy, that’s where I am most manifested in your life, too. I shine not so much by what you do well naturally,” he said, “but by what I must accomplish in you supernaturally that others might know that I AM.”