A man was exploring caves by the seashore when a bag of clay balls caught his attention. He took the bag with him and was throwing them out to sea when, by chance, he dropped one of the balls. When it shattered on a rock, he found it contained valuable jewels. He discovered that each of the clay balls contained priceless jewels. He had thrown away dozens of them without knowing their worth. How often we fail to recognize that God’s most valuable treasure is housed in unattractive vessels.