For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ. Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us. (2 Corinthians 4:6, 7 HCSB)
Our God is the Father of lights. He gives gifts of light. Even years and years ago when He created the earth and the rest of the universe He gave us light for our day and night. Light has more than one meaning. Physical light we see with our eyes. But there's a spiritual light. It's something that comes from being near God, loving Him dearly, and submitting to what He tells us. Moses lived his life literally, physically near Him and his face glowed.
The way we stay near God now is through Jesus and His light. It might seem like a chore or maybe boring. But light is warm love. Light is warm mercy and grace. When our hearts are in need or our friend or family is having a hard time Jesus gives love or wisdom or whatever is in need.
God is aware that we are made of dust. These vessels of clay aren't glorious. It means we're plain and breakable spiritually. Being broken is a difficult predicament. But there is nothing sweeter than being loved back to wholeness by the tender heart of Jesus that we broke that dark day on the cross. And all the while His light is shining through our vessels of clay.