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Molly’s Minute: Clay In The Potter’s Hand

November 14, 2022

In Jeremiah chapter 18, God has something He wants to show Jeremiah. So He tells Jeremiah to go and see a potter.

Jeremiah walks into the potter’s home and sees that the vase the potter is spinning on his wheel is imperfect and misshapen.

But the potter keeps working on that vase.

He keeps spinning the wheel and reshaping the clay, and he makes it into a new, perfectly symmetrical vase.

Right then, God speaks, saying, “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done?… Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel” (Jeremiah 18:6 English Standard Version).

You and I are works in progress. Clay on a wheel. Sometimes we get misshapen.

But we’re in the hands of the ultimate potter. He’s able to shape even the most messed up lump of clay into something beautiful. And He never stops working on us.

So if you feel unfinished, lopsided, or misshapen today, run to your potter. Trust His hand. And He will keep reshaping you more and more into what He wants you to be.

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