The Potter

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Jeremiah 18:1-6  This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it in to another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.”

My daughter’s favorite class in high school was pottery. She loves working on the potter’s wheel and the feel of the clay in her hands. I love the beautiful pieces of pottery she brings home. Hannah tried to teach me how to throw pottery. She makes it look much easier than it is. She places both her hands firmly, yet gently on the clay. The slightest move with either hand will change the completed piece.

You and I are like that lump of raw clay, waiting for the potter’s touch. When God places his hands on us he will work out our imperfections and firmly, yet gently molds us into the likeness of his son, Jesus Christ. This week, be aware of the potter’s touch!

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