Posted: October 30, 2011 in General
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There was a couple who used to go shopping in beautiful stores.
They both liked antiques and pottery, especially teacups. 
One day in a shop they saw a beautiful teacup.

They said, “May we see that? We’ve never seen one quite so beautiful.
” As the storekeeper handed it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke.

“You don’t understand,” it said. 
“I haven’t always been a teacup. 
There was a time when I was red and I was clay.
” My master took me and rolled me and patted me over 
and over and I yelled out,“let me alone”, but he only smiled, “Not yet.”

“Then I was placed on a spinning wheel,” the teacup said, 
“and suddenly I was spun around and around. 
Stop it! I’m getting dizzy!” I screamed. 
But my master only nodded and said, ‘Not yet.”

Then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. 
I wondered why he wanted to burn me, 
and I yelled and knocked at the door.
 I could see him through the opening and 
I could read his lips as He shook his head, “Not yet.”

Finally the door opened, he put me on the shelf, and I began to cool.
 “There, that’s better,” I said. And he brushed and painted me all over. 
The fumes were horrible. I thought I would gag. 
”Stop it, stop it!” I cried. He only nodded,”Not yet.”

Then I knew there wasn’t any hope. I would never make it. 
I was ready to give up.
 But the door opened and he took me out and placed me on the shelf.

One hour later he handed me a mirror and said, “Look at yourself.
” And I did. I said,”That’s not me; that couldn’t be me. 
It’s beautiful. I’m beautiful.”
Then my Master said to me, “I know it hurts to be rolled and patted, 
but if I had left you alone, you’d have dried up. 
I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, 
but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled.
I knew it hurt and was hot and disagreeable in the oven,
 but if I hadn’t put you there, you would have cracked. 
I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over,
 but if I hadn’t done that, 
you never would have hardened;you would not have had any color in your life.
You are what I had in mind when I first began with you.”

God knows what He’s doing (for all of us).He is the all-Wise & all-Knowing.
He will mold us, by passing us through difficulties in life. 
So that we become better human beings and face the challenges of life with ease.

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