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Giveaway Friday: The Potter’s Hands Picture Poster Is A Perfect Presentation of Pastoral Proclamations

India is a country comprised of some of the most different cultures (different from us) we’ve experienced on our travels.

It is also a country where it’s easy to find a lot of people who are living and working for a dollar or two per day.

Here is a video where we met a potter:

The man who we saw making these pots would make as many as 30 pots in a day.

He would make, on average, $5 for those 30 pots.

After his expenses for clay and tools, he would make $2.00-$3.00/day.

He and his family (including 4 children) lived on that salary.

What’s even more amazing than the small amount he earns for his manual labor is the quality of his work.

Watching him work was amazing.

He was a true master of his craft, handling the clay and creating beautiful pieces of art by hand.

Looking at this picture we took reminded me of a bible verse I heard a lot growing up.

It’s a verse about how we are shaped by a higher power. This guiding of our lives can be seen in “the potter’s hands”.

And so I’ve turned one of the pictures I took there into a poster for today’s giveaway.

Here is what the poster looks like:

the potters hands poster
For this giveaway, Carrie and I will be paying for printing and shipping.

You get to choose the size of this poster (up to 36 inches by 24 inches).

Alternatively, if you would just like the picture, with or without the bible verse, we can do that as well.

the potters hands poster other option

Alternatively, if you know for sure that you would like to buy a print of this poster, let us know what size of poster (in inches), and we’ll send you a price. (Will be less than $20, depending on size).

All you have to do to be entered to win this poster is 2 steps:

Step 1:

Like this post on Facebook, +1 it on Google, or Tweet it.

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Step 2:

Post one of your favorite bible verses, sayings, or a favorite quote using the comment field below.

(Make sure to include your best email address so we can contact you when you win.)

5 thoughts on “Giveaway Friday: The Potter’s Hands Picture Poster Is A Perfect Presentation of Pastoral Proclamations

  1. Sue Zamora

    This post makes me think of the song, “Abba Father”. I’m sure you are familier with the first lines, “Abba, Abba Father, You are the Potter, we are the clay, the work of your hands”. I believe the song is based on Romans 9, especially vs. 21, “Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use”
    I take this verse to mean no matter our status “in the world” God has uniquely created each of for greatness according to His plan. (Sorry, I know you didn’t really ask for interpretation, but it seemed fitting)

    1. strive4impact Post author

      I’m not sure if I’m remembering the song… I’m remembering a tune, but the words don’t go with the tune I’m remembering.

      Thank-you for your comments! I agree that greatness is unique for each of us. When our greatness is in alignment with our purpose, we feel the deepest levels of fulfillment and joy.

  2. Marty

    I DO NOT WANT TO WIN THIS POSTER–give to someone else, but here is
    something very nice going around on the e-mails:
    ‘Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.’ A Metro Denver Hospice Physician: I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5,
    stuck in traffic when my car sputtered & I barely coasted into a gas
    station. I saw a woman walking out of the station mart, & it looked
    like she slipped on some ice and fell into a gas pump, so I got out to
    see if she were okay. As I drew close, it looked as she had been
    overcome by sobs more than a fall; she was a young woman who looked
    really haggard with dark circles under her eyes. She dropped something as I helped her up, I picked up what was a nickle. At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, the ancient
    Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back
    (1 in a car seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95..
    I asked her if she were okay and if she needed help, and she just kept saying ‘I don’t want my kids to see me crying,’ so we stood on the other side of the pump from her car. She said she was driving to California & that things were very hard for her right now. I took out my card and
    swiped it through the card reader on the pump so she could fill up her car completely, and while it was fueling, walked to the next door McDonald’s & bought 2 big bags of food, milk, some gift certificates for more. She gave the food to the kids in the car, who attacked it like
    wolves, and we stood by the pump eating fries & talking a little.
    She told me she lived in Kansas City. Her boyfriend left 2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet.. In desperation, she
    had called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about 5 years. They lived in California and they said that she could come to live with
    them and try to get on her feet out there. So she packed up everything
    she owned in the car. She told the kids they were going to California for Christmas, but not to live there. I gave her my gloves, a
    little hug and said a quick prayer with her for safety on the road.. As I was walking over to my car, she said, “So, are you like an angel or something?” This brought tears to my eyes. I said, “Sweetie, at this
    time of year angels are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people.” It was so incredible to be a part of someone else’s
    miracle. And of course, you guessed it, when I got in my car, it started right away and got me home with no problem. Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter of their wings….
    Psalms 55:22 ‘Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.
    Here is the prayer blessing: ‘Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and email buddies reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace, In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.’
    Here’s another suggestion: When Satan is knocking at your door,
    simply say, “Jesus, could You please get that for me.”

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