Mar 21, 2012

Full Circle

In college, I had the opportunity to take a few ceramics classes. It was an escape from work and a heavy load of business courses and it helped to pay for books and tuition.

When my wife and I were planning our wedding we decided it would be appropriate to give a goblet to each guest as a wedding favor. I spent hours throwing, and trimming, and glazing, and firing. It was a real commitment and a healthy endeavor as I prepared to commit to my beautiful bride.

The wedding was wonderful. My wife was gorgeous; my friends say that I "married up!" Other than the set we kept, the goblets disappeared. I almost forgot about them until today.

My wife and I met while working for Young Life, an organization near and dear to my hearts. The man who led our Young Life club in High school performed our wedding ceremony. Nearly a decade later, my wife and I are privileged to help out with Young Life in our community.

I spent the last two days at a regional training for the ministry, led by my former Young Life leader who also oversees the ministry in Colorado and Utah. He prepared communion for those in attendance and I was shocked to see two familiar goblets. He has been serving communion out of those vessels since our wedding date.

It blessed me to know that these had been used over and over to point to Christ and His Mercy. God had a plan for that mud!

For we know that all things work together for good for those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28
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