SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS
Not a new insight, but an insight refreshed upon returning home after two days at the festival . . .
All sorts of vendors crafted and sold their wares at a local art festival.
“Art” was fashioned from metal, wood, cloth, and yarn. Some art was made of photos, oils, watercolors, and words in books. Treasures tomes were offered by capturing the accurate history of pioneers’ and American Indians’ lives in histories and biographies where life struggles and triumphs were revealed on the pages of a book.
A parade of people of all ages, all sizes, and variant interests went by. Souls in human form. Some we might choose as friends, others to have conversations with, and others we might choose to remain acquaintances.
It dawned on me again that as different as we can be, putting our personal preferences and opinions aside, we are all connected and share a commonality.
We are made by our Father who art in heaven, in His Image and Likeness; and, as such, glorious creations, each of us brothers and sisters.
Amidst the vendors selling their wares and the throngs of people passing through, this quote went through my mind.
“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” Isaiah 64:8 (KJV).
A good insight to remember when we make judgments about others and ourselves – we are the work of His hand. How wonderful, praise God!