The pot that Philip made at McCallie
This is the picture of the pot which broke a few days after Philip made it.

Philip completed his rotation in the Arts! I think he really enjoyed the opportunity to paint, create pottery and learn some drawing techniques. His final project was to form a “Greek Vessel.” The whole process took several classes. Finally, the young people in the class had their pots in the kiln to be heated. The result Philip found was a broken, messed up pot. He was disappointed, because he had planned to give the vessel to Sara for her birthday. 🙂

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When his art teacher came to collect the broken pot and discard it, Philip told her he would keep it. “Why?” was the response. Philip then launched into Jeremiah 18, and shared with her that the potter mentioned in that chapter had also messed up his clay pot. But the potter did not throw it away, instead refashioned it into another vessel. Philip decided that he would keep his pot, and though he could not literally refigure the vessel, he would paint it, and make it a different vessel.

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Once I could control myself, I prayed for the kind of faith to believe the Word, just as it is written. Nothing is too hard for the Lord. He can use any “messed” up individual, and with His love and grace refashion us to be what He calls us to be.

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Because every child matters!

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Susan