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The Tea Cup And You
Are you wondering, what you could have in common
with a tea cup? Well let me tell you, that you have
quiet a lot. Two women walked into an antique shop
one day. while looking around, they saw on a shelf a
beautiful tea cup.
Right away they fell in love with it and they both
wanted to buy it. Suddenly the tea cup started to talk
to them. They were surprised, but they listen. The tea
cup said - I was not always like this. At first I was only
a lump of clay.
One day a potter came in and saw me. He picked me
up and looked at me, than He squeezed me. It hurt,
but He took me home with him. There He started to
mold me and it hurt. I asked him if He was done, He
said - not yet.
He than put me in the potter's wheel and spun me
around and around, it made me dizzy. I thought He
was done with me. I was wrong. He than put me in a
hot oven. It was so hot, I thought I was going to die.
He took me out and I was glad, it was over. I was wrong,
later he painted me with beautiful colors, than added some
beautiful designs. I thought to myself - this has to be over
now. wrong again, He put me in a hot oven hotter
I thought, for sure I would die this time., but I didn't. After
He took me out and I cooled down, He put a mirror in front
of me. I could not believe what I saw. The change of what
I started to be. I was beautiful.
Before - nobody would even look at me. Now everybody
wants me. The two ladies left. They did not buy the tea cup.
They left it there for other people to admire....
Written 04/10/ 2006
By Lucilla M. Carrillo
The moral of the story is that no matter
how you look, God is not done with you
yet. Let Him mold you to perfection. He is
in charge of your life...