Merry Christmas CR Insiders!

A very brief and heart-felt greeting from the CRInside Crew.

Notwithstanding all of the difficulty recent times have presented for ministries “inside the gate”, we have much to be grateful for. And much to look forward to.

Half full cracked pots can hold precious cargo!

Has there ever been a more appropriate time to realize that if it’s true that “hurt people hurt people”, it must follow that it takes defective people to help defective people? All our warts and wounds are badges humble servants celebrate.

“I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Paul the Apostle.
II Corinthians 12:9

If you haven’t heard of it, or if it’s been a while since you read it, the “Parable of the Cracked Pot” reminds us that even when we imagine our weaknesses diminish our ministry, God can work through us to accomplish beautiful things. It’s our meditation this Christmas Eve.

Christmas time is very difficult for families that are separated. We can pray for prisoners and their loved ones. Even if we’re still locked out, we can remember them before the Lord. Watering a garden for Jesus with tears of compassion for others in difficulty grows beautiful flowers in the Kingdom of God.

Even cracked pots can hold beautiful things! Enjoy this little story… Merry Christmas!