Sulphur Bluff, Texas, USA


Children are like Arrows

Me speaking to a group of 5th graders from a local public school in Johnson City at the Reece Museum last week about my pottery.

The other side of this pitcher pictures a quiver full of arrows. This piece is in response to the Scripture- Psalm 127:4-5:

4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are the sons born in one's youth.

5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

Like a lot of Scripture, this can be interpreted in different ways, but it is powerful to me because it is such a lucid analogy. Also, if you take another step, you could imagine filling your quiver with different sorts of things like being prepared, taking care of business, being on time, having positive words, having initiative, being dependable, etc.

As long as you don't fill your quiver with negative things, then blessed is the man whose quiver is full!

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