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Do you enjoy sharing encouraging and inspirational Bible verses with your grandchildren, whether they live nearby or far away? As a member of the Sandwich Generation, dealing with the issues of caring for elderly parents while having fun with spiritual and educational activities for grandparents and their grandchildren, that's one of my biggest pleasures. Last week, while my grandsons were having fun with a play clay Pasta set, I was able to use the time and the project as a great illustration of the verses,
O Lord, You are our Father, we are the clay, and You our potter;
and all of us are the work of Your hand…
We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works…
Doesn't their "spaghetti and meatballs" look good enough to eat! 🙂 We used it to talk about how, just like they were creating their little masterpieces out of the play clay, God is the potter Who is creating His masterpieces out of us. As with play clay, He may have to smooth pieces out, soften them up, reshape them, but He is perfect at all He does! We just need to surrender ourselves to Him to be used by Him in whatever wonderful ways He will take us.
It'll take a few more years, and a few more clay sessions for them to fully understand the point, but eternal seeds have been planted in their hearts and in ours. What seeds have you planted in a child's heart this month? We'd love to hear about them!
For more words and Scriptures of encouragement and inspiration for the Sandwich Generation senior home care giver and grandparent, please visit Word-Filled Wednesday at hosted by Susan from Forever His.
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What a great illustration for that verse! There are so many opportunities to point our kids (or grandkids) toward God if we just open our eyes to them!
What a great lesson!
Reminds me of the lovely song….
The potters hand. There is no safer place to be than in His hand.
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Oh Kaye, this was great! Your grands are talented!!
Thanks so much for joining us today at WFW. Have a blessed day♥
Hi GlowinGirl, AMEN!!! 🙂
Hi Missie, Thank you 🙂
Hi Susan, Thank you. And thank you for hosting Word-Filled Wednesday. By the way, how did you do the adorable tiny heart at the end of day? It’s so cute! 🙂
Hi Ozjane, We used to sing a song about the potter and the clay as well. I’ll have to remember to teach it to my grandkids. Thanks for the great reminder. 🙂
Hi Lori, 🙂 Loved that message! Thank you 🙂
Ummm…yummy! Makes me think of the time my kids played with a friend’s ice cream parlor playdoh and tried to eat it. Oh, the looks on those faces…ha!
I always say, “God is in the details…..” or in this case the meatballs!
How amazing is it that God gives us way after way to infuse His word into our lives and the lives of those around us!
That is precious, Kaye. I may want to use it as one of my links. I used those words in a hymn I wrote ” Trusting in Thee.” Chorus- “For thou art the potter and I am the clay. Mold me and use me in thine own special way. For my life’s in Thy hands, and I wait patiently, trusting in Thee, Lord Jesus.” Blessings ~
Hi Cathy, Thank you 🙂 And what a lovely hymn! 🙂
Hi Pia, Thank you 🙂
Hi Bobbi – What a cute story! 🙂 🙂 🙂
that’s a great illustration for that verse. we are His masterpiece. we are precious in His eyes. thanks for sharing.
awww i love your site more and more with each visit!
Hi Amydeanne – thank you!!!! 🙂 Have a blessed week!