The Chosen Vessel

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Lynne, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. Lynne

    Lynne New Member

    THE CHOSEN VESSEL

    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 in 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.
    This really sums up what the Lord God Almighty wants from us.
    Not to be proud and loud and think we can do it on our own,
    , But to be humble servants and let him work in us and through us.
    1 Peter 5:5-7 says, "Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the
    elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with
    humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may
    exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you”
    Please do not think that God cannot use you. He is looking for those
    who humble themselves and seek after him. He is able to make and shape
    you into the best vessel imaginable..



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  2. deecrossett

    deecrossett New Member