A domestic terracotta jar doing a domestic function would hardly seem inspirational or iconic. Yet the fragile vessel contains a treasure beyond the cost of earthly measure or the attainment of human aspiration. Through the church of Christ God testifies to the peoples of the earth. Amongst all our failings, weakness & fragility God is pleased to work, demonstrating a patience & skill beyond even the most impressive things of human achievement. Jars of clay carry the good news of the gospel. There is hope in this world, true hope & lasting hope to be found in Christ & Christ alone, everything else will be no more & all things new will take their place in the restoration.
2 Cor 4: 1-18