Tomorrow at the Granny White Pike Church of Christ, my lesson will be on what we are leaving behind for future generations. I will be using this poem at the end of my lesson – entitled “The Sculptor” – author unknown.
I took a piece of plastic clay
And idly fashioned it one day
And as my fingers pressed it still,
It moved and yielded to my will
I came again when days were passed
The bit of clay was hard at last
The form I gave it, it still bore,
But I could change the form no more.
I took a piece of living clay
And gently formed it day by day,
And molded with my power and art
A young child’s soft and yielding heart
I came again when years were gone
It was a man I looked upon;
He still that early impress wore
And I could change him nevermore.