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We have all made them in kindergarten, pinch pots. Perhaps you made a bowl or ashtray. They are very simple objects. I have all my girl’s pinch pots that they made.

I thought they were just for kindergarten classes. Little did I know they were also for college classes. It’s the first thing you make in ceramics class. Why? Because the techniques you use for the pinch pot you use for the wheel later.

The Lord impressed on my heart the other day that He, the Master Potter, pinches and presses us as He molds us into the likeness of His Son.

It’s not fun at times. The pinching and the pressing of life can be overwhelming. But each one slowly molds us, forms us, and changes us. But there is something else, something more wonderful.

I pulled out one of the pinch pots I had made and realized that my fingerprints were all over it. You could see every pinch I made and every pull.

It’s the same with God. If we allow Him to do His work, others will see His fingerprints all over us. We become a visual example of what He can do with clay that allows Him to work. We have a testimony.

It Doesn’t mean we are going to be happy through it all the time but it does mean that we have a promise that He will work all things for our good if we trust Him.

As I head into this new year, I am already anticipating being pinched and pressed and pulled. But I also know that I am going to learn, grow and become more like His Son so that others will see His fingerprints.

How about you? Have you just come out of a pressing time? Do you see His fingerprints? Are you in the midst of it right now? Take heart He is molding you into something beautiful. That doesn’t mean you won’t cry or get angry. He can take it. But it does mean you can have joy knowing His promises can be counted on.

This blog is dedicated to JoAnn Rosell who displayed the fingerprints of God with love and humility

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