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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

CRACKED POTS

 NO-I did not intend to title this CRACK POT!  We all have crack pots in our lives.  I intentionally titled this blog--Cracked Pots.  Before I begin, I found this little story in my fluff book.  Note to self~



With all the rain we have been having, I am missing my time in my garden.  This past weekend, we finally had a couple of days of sunshine and I made hay while the sun shined.  As I walked around the yard, I noticed water had collected in all the plastic flower pots with no hole in the bottom.  I use those plastic pots as covers at times for the plants I have in temporary pots.  Not only were they full of water, but when I peered into the contents I discovered the water had been there long enough to turn black and moldy---sluggish.  GROSS!  Who even wants to pour that out much less pour it on my garden!



As I continued my inspection, I discovered the old clay pots I have had for years were not filled with water.  The cracks which had developed over years in the weather had allowed the water to flow out of the pot onto the surrounding ground and plants.  There was no sluggish water and the water had provided the nearby plants a slow stream of life giving water.  Had those pots not had the holes and cracks which came with time and storms of the past, had they been perfect pots, the water would not have flowed and instead turned gross.


What a wonderful analogy.  We experience the storms of life and walk away with cracks and holes in our lives.  There are times when we do not understand the reason for our trials and tribulations.  We forget that God uses every experience for His good purpose.  He can take the worst of the calamities and use them to grow us and show us who He is.  Then He can use us in the lives of others, by allowing us to pour out the life giving water upon those He places in our path.  I am so thankful I do not live in a perfect pot, but instead have weathered the ups and downs of life in this old cracked pot.  What a blessing to pour out what God has taught me on those He places in my path.  This old crack pot is glad she is a cracked pot.  Praying I am always sharing the life giving water stored within this cracked pot.

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay,
 to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us."
II Corinthians 4:7


2 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful analogy, Lulu! Yes, may our lives as cracked pots serve as beacons of light to others, and sources of life giving water.
    Blessings!

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