A Mug or a Teacup

February 20, 2011 Donna New

Esau and Jacob were brothers who had come together after many years of fear and grudges. They had forgiven each other and decided to keep their children and flocks together and were getting ready to get moving. Esau said, Let’s get started…

But  Jacob replied, you know, my lord, that the children are tender and delicate and need gentle care…Genesis 33:13  Children are fragile and don’t endure a trip in the dust and blazing sun well. They have to be watched over with our thoughts on them. We can’t push them too hard nor can we be harsh with them. They deserve kindness.

God is our heavenly Father and we are His children. We may feel like we’re tough, but we are delicate also. We can only endure so much then we need a break. His care for us is with tenderness and with watchfulness. His refining of the gold within us is performed with a watchful eye.

It’s similar to a mug and a teacup. A mug, such as Jesus or an experienced, trusting saint is more tough than those of us starting out or with gentle personalities. We’re tea cups that you have to be careful washing and putting away and storing. But we’re beautiful to behold and one day we’ll grow into something tough and strong. It takes time and trust and God’s tender care.


Entry Filed under: Guilt Free,He is Our Help,Troubles

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