“The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do. Then the word of the Lord came to me: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.”
Jeremiah 18:1-6 ESV
We are works of art in our Fathers hands.
“then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”
Genesis 2:7 ESV
Clay is wet dirt. God formed our very being from ‘the beginning’.
“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
Isaiah 64:8 ESV
And He is our God from the womb.
“Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts. On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.”
Psalm 22:9-10 ESV
As pieces of art in our Fathers hands he molds us and shapes us into the vessel he intends us to be from before birth.
It’s uncomfortable, unsettling and even a little painful at times as the Father shapes us, reforms us and sometimes due to our own imperfections needs to be “reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do. “
But make no mistake we are formed into God’s creation on purpose, for a purpose. The vessel designed specifically for its desired purpose.
The handle sturdy and useable to move the vessel where it needs to be and position it for use.
The spout. Perfectly designed to ‘pour out’ the vessels contents in sharing its contents for the benefit of others.
The vessels shape, beautiful to the maker and others to be chosen for its purpose, to hold just the right amount of contents, and be used for it purpose.
The opening. Positioned not to spill but the be refilled by the Father. Receptive to being poured in and made full again in preparation for continually serving its purpose.
The vessel doesn’t get to determine what kind of vessel it will become. A water vase shouldn’t look at the oil canter and covet its thicker glass or its seal on top.
The water vase is designed exactly for its desired purpose, to be effective in its mission.
The vessel may be filled with different substances for different seasons in its mission. Sometimes it may be filled with wine, to participate in celebration of a wedding or the sacrament of communion. Sometimes it may be filled with water, to quench the thirst for the word of God in others.
We must be open to being filled by the Father with the appropriate substance for the task He will bring us.
“and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship,”
Exodus 31:3 ESV
He is the potter, we are the clay.
Be moldable and useable for the Fathers business today.
Rak Chazak Amats
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