ART WORK BY PAUL BOECHER©
My husband and I were high school sweethearts. We took an art class on sculpture together. Everyone had a chunk of plaster which we were to form into something – everyone except my husband. He stood before a large piece of limestone with chisel and mallet in hand, prepared with protective eye and ear gear, to tackle this piece of stone. He had to be separated from the rest of the class, because of the dust created by the meticulous carving necessary to bring form from a lifeless slab.
My piece wound up looking like a chunk of plaster with eyes. His, on the other hand, was something else. That piece of solid rock was transformed into the head of a ram – complete with horns. He has continued to create master works throughout his life and each one seems better than the last. The ram is still in our home and each time I look at it, I’m amazed at the craftsmanship.
When God creates something just imagine the result. In the Bible He tells His prophet Jeremiah to look at the work of a potter and says,
“Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does. Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel .” Jer 18:6
God holds us right in the palm of his hand and is shaping and reshaping us every day. He molds us with each problem that we face. He fills our life with things that will refine us and prepare us for eternity. He designs our future and it’s always for our good. Why not place yourself in His masterful hands? He has wonderful plans for you.