Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thankful Thursday ~ the clay....








The Potter and the Clay....

Jeremiah 18: 1-6

1 This is the word the Lord spoke to Jeremiah:2 "Go down to the potter's house, and I will give you my message there."3 So I went down to the potter's house and saw him working at the potter's wheel.4 He was using his hands to make a pot from clay, but something went wrong with it. So he used that clay to make another pot the way he wanted it to be.

5 Then the Lord spoke his word to me:6 "Family of Israel, can't I do the same thing with you?" says the Lord. "You are in my hands like the clay in the potter's hands."....



God sends Jeremiah to the house of the potter.... and what he learns there is profound.

Just as the potter is busy with the clay and keeps the end product in sight, God is busy with purpose for us. However, like the vessel is marred, we are stained by sin..... but, that does not mean we are to be given up on....no. Instead, God (just as the potter) remakes us into a new creation through grace in Christ. For we are His .......just like the clay in the potters hands.

I am so thankful that God takes such great interest in the clay.....




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1 comment:

Laurel Wreath said...

Amen Traci, I am thankful for that also...AMEN!