Do You Sing or Thud?

Posted on: 7-15-112016

In his book “On The Anvil”, Max Lucado tells about how a potter checks the solidity of his pot by thumping it. If it “sings” it is ready.  If it “thuds” it is put back in the oven because it’s not ready yet.  He compared this to how the character of a person may also be checked by thumping. How we react to the situations and circumstances in our lives, the thumps,  reveal a lot about our character.  Rush hour traffic, flat tires, broken appliance, grouchy spouse, whiny toddler, more bills than money, a “to do” list a mile long…you get the idea.  We all face “thumps” of some sort on a daily basis.  Some are small thumps, but others may be best called “wallops”.  We usually navigate the small thumps without too much trauma, unless you have a day of ceaseless small thumps.  When that happens, things can turn ugly quickly and your “thuds” are heard loud and clear.  Those “wallops” make the best of us sound like an endless symphony of thuds.  Before you let those thuds get you down, know that there is good news when you thud instead of sing!  Just as the potter knows that a thud means the pot isn’t finished yet and places it back in the oven, God knows that our thuds mean that we are not finished yet.  He continues to work on us just as gently as the potter works on his creation.  One day, He will complete His work in us and we will sing like we have never heard anyone sing before for we will be transformed into the perfect likeness of Him.  For now, it’s back in the oven we go!

“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6


1 Response to "Do You Sing or Thud?"

Awesome post! Really encouraging ❤️

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