How do you teach young children about the value of patience and the loving omniscience of their Creator? Introduce them to The Little Pot, a wise and winsome tale. Soon after a potter lovingly forms a new pot and declares that he has important plans for his creation, the little pot begins to wonder what its purpose will be. Will it be used to hold important documents? Great riches? Beautiful flowers? As various expectations prove wrong, the little pot is cautioned to wait and see. Gradually, Little Pot comes to realize that its creator knows best and has the most wonderful of all uses planned for it. Young readers will realize that the same is true for them: that, like the little pot, they were designed to be vessels that bear fruit. Anyone who has ever had trouble seeing God working in his or her life will realize that, while His work may not always be evident, it is always there. The author's warm illustrations beautifully enhance this charming allegory about patience and fulfillment. A valuable teaching tool for parents and educators, The Little Pot is a simple yet profound story about inevitable reversals. Its timeless message will be enjoyed by many generations to come.
In this sequel to “The Little Pot” the potter forms a new vessel and names it Tea Pot. As pride and selfishness grow instead of fruit, Tea Pot and Little Pot discover the only way to fulfill their creator’s purpose is to meet with Him each day. Children will discover God’s forgiveness and unconditional love as the potter prunes Little Pot’s dead leaves and washes Tea Pot clean. The pots become even more eager to bear fruit and serve others as their creator intended.
In this third episode to “The Little Pot” and “The Tea Pot”, the potter forms a new vessel and names it Oil Lamp. After Oil Lamp is created, it is too shy to shine for the potter and hides under a bowl. It must learn to shine in a way that other vessels do not feel scorched. Through the testimonies of Tea Pot and Little Pot, Oil Lamp realizes its purpose is to shine for its creator. Children will discover the light within them can spread peace and goodness to others when they overcome fear and shine too. This story was written with the teachers and students at Central Christian Academy as they discovered the importance of letting the light of Christ shine in everything they do.