"Dear Lord Jesus, to have you plus nothing, makes us as rich as anybody in the history of the universe. To have you plus everything wouldn’t make us any richer than he who has you alone. You are the treasure all other currencies mimic and counterfeit. Nothing compares to the excellency of knowing you and being loved by you.
You inhabit our weakness like a Rembrandt painting in a picture frame of straw; or like the Hope Diamond mounted in a necklace of tin foil and Scotch Tape. You get all the attention and honor, and we get the supreme privilege of simply being used of you. Just as it should be, and just as we want it to be."
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that
this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."
II Corinthians 4:7