Thursday, August 15, 2013

the empty bowl

"Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your Hand." Isaiah 64:8

In preparation for a new school year, teachers in our district attended a day's worth of workshops. Among the many choices, my eyes were quickly drawn to the Empty Bowls Community Service session. In this class we became hands in action and crafted clay bowls. We were given general guidelines and encouraged to incorporate our own likes and tastes in designing our bowls. No two bowls were alike or perfect. Yet, each and every bowl will serve in helping to fight hunger when sold during an upcoming fund-raising event.

Father, we are wonderfully made by You. As clay in Your hands, You created and equipped each of us with special gifts-talents for serving others and You. As we feel the heat of frustration or doubt seep into some of our days ahead, help us remember it is for good. The heat cures and makes us stronger in You and capable of holding/helping others in need.  Thank You, Father for loving us perfectly, even in our imperfect ways.

have a giving-filled day!

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