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We are the Clay

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8

Over the past while in Grade 5 we have been doing a novel study of the book ‘A Single Shard’ by Linda Sue Park. The story takes place in 12th Century Korea and is about a young orphan who becomes a potter’s apprentice.  Over time the orphan who goes by the nickname ‘Tree-ear’ learns the craft of pottery. This week our class hopes to go to a pottery studio to experience how to make some pottery of our own. I have heard the students are looking forward to our trip. Yesterday in church our Pastor spoke on Isaiah 64, with the theme of waiting. In particular, verse 8 stood out to me because we have just studied A Single Shard, and I was again reminded about how we are constantly being shaped and formed by our Master Potter. Everything we go through… all of our experiences are happening for the purpose of God forming us into the people he created us to be. As we wait during this Advent season, may we all be open and receptive to God continuing His good work through us here on earth.

Mr. Schaafsma

Grade 5 Teacher

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