The Jug

Jug 1 Jug 2In our kitchen we have a big glass milk jug.
When it is newly cleaned and glistening in the sunlight it is beautiful, a stunning example of the glassblower’s art. Too soon we refill it and return it to the fridge.
Best of all, it pours well. The real test of a jug is that it should pour well, and so not only be beautiful, but very useful for all the tasks a domestic jug is called on to fulfill.

This morning I read these words in Romans 5.5: God’s love is poured into our hearts….
His love is poured into our hearts like we pour milk on our cereal and into our tea or coffee – for nourishment for daily living.
It occurs to me that this is what God does with us – he pours his love in to our hearts for nourishment for daily living.
That pouring continues day by day, whether or not we are conscious of it.
There is something ‘awe-full’ here that calls for further reflection….

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