Daily Delight

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Vulnerability in friendships is like letting a new kid into the playground. The rest are apprehensive to play with them at first; this is their turf, how could they possibly let someone in? “What will the new kid think once they discover the slide is broken and the swing creaks at its every move?” The more they play together, the flaws of the playground are slowly revealed to the new child; the mere possibility of rejection is hard to contend with for the frequent kids.

For so long, the community of believers notion was something I was uncomfortable with, let alone confessing of sins to one another. Yet vulnerability is a means of growing together to honor God in thoughts and deed; a platform through which grace can flow. We have been created to mirror the love and community in the Trinity-not to isolate ourselves from each other as we tend to do.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. -2 Corinthians 4:7(NIV)

Just like jars of clay, we may get cracks and become more fragile, but what is inside is eternal. Broken, frail, feeble jars of clay allow God’s light to shine through their cracks.

Peeling off our masks is a way of sacrificing ourselves for others, who are no longer competition to be feared, but fellow servants who are as needy, thirsty, hungry and afraid as we are. We embrace others in love, not needing anything from them but because our hearts are overflowing-our cups run over- with the love of God. He already sets the example for us; He sees the depths of our hearts yet He loves us the same. To love at all, is to be vulnerable.

{photo: @bethno13}

About the Author

Joy Mueni Muli≫ ≫Joy is a 20 year old who resides with her family in Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently in medical school, enjoys every bit of it and marvels at God’s fantastic intricate details within the human body. She delights in Bible Study with friends as well as making a joyful noise to her Maker by singing, playing the violin and piano. She loves music, literature, polka dots and flowers and above all, is passionate about showing God’s love to all around her; that they too may be filled with the abounding joy that comes with knowing Him. You can connect with her though her blog “Bloom” where she shares spoken word poetry and life adventures that she treasures- https://muenimuli.wordpress.com/


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