The Pencil Maker spoke to the pencil saying “There are five things you need to know before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and you will become the best pencil you can be.”
“First: You will be able to do many things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone’s hand.”
“Second: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but this is required if you are to become a better pencil.”
“Third: You have the ability to correct any mistakes you might make.”
“Fourth: The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.”
“Fifth: No matter what the condition, you must continue to write. You must always leave a clear, ligible mark no matter how difficult the situation.”
The pencil understood, promising to remember, and went into the box fully understanding its Maker’s purpose.
Everyone is like a pencil. Created by the Maker for a purpose. Recalling the “Parable of the Pencil” will help us as we go through life.
First: We can do many great things, but only when we allow ourselves to held in God’s hand will we do them best. In His hand we will become a living testimony of His grace and mercy. He is never heavy handed and we, like the reed, a person will never be broken when yielding to His gentle guidance.
Second: When we are going through this life’s problem, we must remember that they are required if we are to leave our best mark. These painful sharpenings are all a part of God’s plan for us to be the best that we were created to be.
Third: We have been created to correct any mistakes we might make. Oftentimes this requires forgiveness and restitution.
Forth: The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside. Without a born again experience a person is an empty vessel, a pencil without a lead.
Finally: With God in us and us in Him we are like a completed pencil ready to leave a mark in this world. Our life will be readable document that is a testimony to and of the power and love of God, the creator.