I was sitting at my desk this evening praying for inspiration so that I could draft a meaningful blessing for the end of the school year. All I was getting was water pots and hands. So, I called up “The Potter’s Hands”, a song written by Darleen Zschech. It took all I had not to cry while listening to the lyrics! Take a look for yourself:

Beautiful Lord, wonderful Saviour

I know for sure

All of my days are held in Your hands

And crafted into Your perfect plan

And You gently call me into Your presence

Guiding me by Your holy spirit

Teach me, dear Lord, to live all of my life

Through Your eyes

These words touched me deeply. When I was growing up and working my way through school, I knew I had a Saviour, but I did not know that our almighty God was guiding me through his Holy Spirit and crafting me into His perfect plan! I did not see this at all.

I felt like the cracked pot in the water bearer story: The water bearer had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. This went on year after year…

The cracked pot was embarrassed, because he was not able to bring home a full pot of water after the long walk and questioned the water bearer, why would he continue to use him!

The bearer said to the pot, “Did you not notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you’ve watered them. For years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master’s table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house.

Take a moment and in light of God’s word and your experience this past school year, reflect on something that you are grateful for having received or been a part of in your school community. Then say to God:

Take me, and mold me, and use me, fill me

I give my life to the Potter’s hand

Call me, You guide me, You lead me, walk beside me

I give my life to the Potter’s hand

May you all continue to grow in right thinking, wisdom, knowledge, and grace all the days of your lives.

Have a wonderful and safe summer!


Jan Kwasniewski

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Christian Virtual School