The Potter Of Life!!!

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  • 1. The Potter Of Life!!!
  • 2. This is a great story that we could allbenefit from. It is a simple reminder of how "GOD" is the potter of our life and we are the clay.
  • 3. "GOD" is the shaper of each of our lives and when struggles seem overwhelming, we need to remind ourselves that these struggles serve a purpose in making usstronger, wiser, and in the perfect image that "GOD" has for each of His creations.
  • 4. There was a couple who used to go to England to shop in the beautiful stores.They both liked antiques and pottery andespecially teapots. This was their twenty- fifth wedding anniversary.
  • 5. One day in this beautiful shop they saw a beautiful teapot. They said, "May we see that? Weve never seen one quite so beautiful." As the lady handed it to them, suddenly the teapot spoke.
  • 6. "You dont understand," it said. "Ihavent always been a teapot. Therewas a time when I was red and I wasclay. My master took me and rolledme and patted me over and over and I yelled out, Let me alone, but he only smiled, Not yet.
  • 7. "Then I was placed on aspinning wheel," the teapot said, "and suddenly I was spun around and around and around. Stop it! Im getting dizzy! I screamed.But the master only nodded and said, Not yet.‘
  • 8. Then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I wondered why he wanted to burn me, and I yelled and knocked at the door. I could see himthrough the opening and I could readhis lips as he shook his head, Not yet.
  • 9. Finally the door opened, he put me on the shelf, and I began to cool. There, thats better, I said. And he brushed and painted me all over. The fumes were horrible. I thought I would gag. Stop it, stop it! I cried. He only nodded, Not yet.
  • 10. Then suddenly he put me back into the oven, not like the first one. This was twice as hot and I knew I would suffocate. I begged. I pleaded. I screamed. I cried. All the time I could see him through the opening nodding his head saying, Not yet.
  • 11. Then I knew there wasnt any hope.I would never make it. I was ready togive up. But the door opened and he took me out and placed me on the shelf. One hour later he handed mea mirror and I couldnt believe it was me. Its beautiful. Im beautiful.
  • 12. I want you to remember, then, he said, I know it hurts to be rolled and patted, but if I had left you alone, you would have dried up.
  • 13. I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled.
  • 14. I knew it hurt and was hot and disagreeable in the oven, but if I hadnt put you there, you would have cracked.
  • 15. I know the fumes were bad when I brushed andpainted you all over, but if I hadnt done that, younever would have hardened; you would not have had any color in your life.
  • 16. And if I hadnt put you back in that second oven, you wouldntsurvive for very long because the hardness would not have held.
  • 17. Now you are a finished product. You are what I had in mind when I first began with you.
  • 18. When you’re troubled and discouraged in thedarkness of the night. When obstruction clouds your vision and you just cant see the light.
  • 19. When life’s trials overcomeyou and you have nowhere to turn. When you’ve reached the very bottom, there are lessons you must learn.
  • 20. For the clay is being molded,it’s been twisted, pulled and tossed. It’s been rolled and it’s been pounded till the ego has been lost.
  • 21. He will put you through thefurnace. You’ll be tested to thebrim. Your life will be in pieces till you give your soul to Him.
  • 22. From blemish to perfection, His handswill form the clay. This human piece of rubble must let God have His way.
  • 23. When you come to Him all battered inthe form of mortal man. When you cry to Him in mercy, you will find the Potter’s hand.
  • 24. He will grind you, mold and chisel. Thefriction you will feel till He gently carvesand shapes you upon the Potter’s wheel.
  • 25. MORAL: "GOD" knows what Hes doing for all of us. He is thepotter, and we are His clay. He will mold us and make us, so thatwe may be made into a flawless piece of work to fulfill His good, pleasing, and perfect will, which we can never escape. Credit Poem : Marilyn Ferguson Presentation : Sompong Yusoontorn