‘I am a little pencil …

‘I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.’ ~ Mother Teresa

Last night as my husband and I were reading together, we came across a quote by Mother Teresa. It wasn’t this one, but as we talked about her life and a few of her quotes it got me thinking. And then I resorted to Google to look for more.

And I found this.

A pencil is defined as an instrument used for writing, drawing, etc. Pencils come in all colours and sizes. A pencil is very useful in the right hands, but it is useless until someone picks it up. A pencil may wear out, never knowing whether it was successful in it’s task. Many pencils may be needed to finish writing one letter.

It is the same with us. We are all pencils, instruments in the Writer’s hands. God’s children come from all races and are of all ages. And God uses many pencils to tell His story. As He uses us to tell of His love, we may give until we are spent and may never see any results. And we may get discouraged. We may question if we are really of any use. We may even wonder if He actually knows what He is doing.

But one day we will see the letter. The beautiful story of His love that He has used us to write. And in that moment we will understand. And we will be content. Content to have been ‘a little pencil’ in the Writer’s hands.

Won’t you let Him use you to write His love today?



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