The Potter's Hand
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. ~Jeremiah 18:6
I remember, as a small child, the very first time I was introduced to Play-Doh. I could spend hours on end, by myself or with other children, making shapes of animals, cars, people, or other objects. I would always start out by allowing my imagination to develop a mental image of what it was that I wanted to produce with my hands. This morning, let us see some lessons from the Potter’s hand.
We see the Potter’s purpose.
“Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.” The work of pottery making is more of passion than it is of necessity. A potter is known for his quality workmanship. The potter is constantly at work on the wheel in making clay that has been properly prepared into a vessel that will be useful and decorative. God is the Master Potter Who delights in shaping us into a vessel that will honor Him.