The Little Clay Pot
Deep beneath the grass, snug in the earth's soft soil, lay a little slab of clay, content to spend its whole life hidden. But the Potter has different plans. Using a strong, persistent touch, the Potter's firm hands mold and...
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Deep beneath the grass, snug in the earth's soft soil, lay a little slab of clay, content to spend its whole life hidden. But the Potter has different plans. Using a strong, persistent touch, the Potter's firm hands mold and stretch the frightened little piece of clay until it becomes a pot. At first the clay is troubled, but then it considers could the Potter be making me into something beautiful? Something special? Something treasured? Submitting to the work of the Potter, the pot reaches the marketplace, only to discover it is not beautiful or special or treasured. It's simply an ordinary pot. Based on the parable in Jeremiah 18, the little clay pot learns that sometimes, even ordinary pots can serve great purposes.
Reverend Cheryl Anne Kincaid is an evangelical minister who has a Bachelor of Science in Child Development. Reverend Kincaid studied Marriage and Family Therapy at Bethel Seminary and has a Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is currently the pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Clifton. She is the published author of two other books: "Hearing the Gospel Through Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol'", published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers, which won the 2013 Illumination award for exegesis in 2013, and "The Little Candle That Was Frightened of the Dark", published by Lighthouse Christian Publishers.