"He Is Shaping Us"
(Author Unknown)

10-12-2012 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #706

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This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

Story of the Week
He Is Shaping Us
(Author Unknown)

During the Great Depression, there was a man who lost his job, his wife, his home and his fortune. He hung on tightly to the one thing he still had left . . . his faith in God.

One day, he stopped to watch some men doing stonework on a church. One of the workers was chiseling a triangular piece of stone. He asked the worker, "What are you going to do with that?"

"See that little opening way up there near the spire?" the worker asked. "Well, I'm shaping this piece of stone down here . . . so it will fit up in there."

As he walked away, tears filled his eyes, for it seemed God had spoken through that worker to explain the ordeal he currently was experiencing: "I'm shaping you down here, so you will fit in up here."

I pray that we will remember to thank the Lord for all the "shaping" He does in our lives, which brings us closer to Him.

Pastor's Quote of the Week
[This Quote was included as the last line of today's story. I liked it!]
"But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father, we are the clay, and Thou our potter; And all of us are the work of Thy hand."

(From: Isaiah 64:8 NASB)

The Prayer
Dear God,        
        I wish to be one of the tools You use to spread your Love.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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