Jeremiah 18:6. “’Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just at this potter has done?’ says the LORD.
‘Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand.’”
Who I am today is not who I was a year ago, five years ago, or fifty years ago. I don’t just mean that I am older and circumstances have changed. I mean I am different. I’ve been shaped and reshaped, created and recreated. Looking back on my life, I can see I have been living on the Potter’s wheel.
Though I don’t know much about clay or pottery, I understand that there are different types of clay, each with distinct qualities and properties. A good potter recognizes, accepts, and works with the uniqueness of each piece of clay.
The Divine Potter has taken the clay of our lives—people and relationships, successes and failures, circumstances and experiences, things done and left undone, choices made and opportunities missed, joys and sorrows, the beautiful and the deformed, disappointments and regrets, accomplishments and dreams come true—and reworked them “into another vessel, as seemed good to him.”
*Originally written for and published by Forward Day by Day.