Posted by: pastordarren | June 4, 2009

Little Tea Pot

“I’m a little tea pot,

Short and stout,

Here is my handle, here is my spout.

When I get all steamed up,

Hear me shout,

Tip me over and pour me out.”

This simple song that we learned as a child has become one of my four year old’s favorite.  The other day while she was singing it for the umpteenth time in the car, I realized the truth of this song.

When we get angry, how do we deal with it?  Usually it is about shouting, ranting, gossiping and possibly scheeming to get what we want.  When the tea pot gets all steamed up and begins to shout, she gets poured out and the heat and steam flow away.

Anger is not wrong, but how we deal with it can be.  When we get angry, we need to pour ourselves out and let God’s peace and presence come in.  That peace can not come in if our steam and anger are still there.

May I be poured out and may God be poured in.

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