The Potter Knows The Clay
What pearls of wisdom God is showing my family and I through His Word! We are never too broken in God's eyes. We are studying through this as part of my sister's homeschool and learning a lot. My mom took pottery in College and God arranged it so we got a hold of a potter's wheel and worked on throwing pots while learning this, amazing! One analogy in pottery is how inpurities in clay cause pottery to break, but that is not the end! God can create a beautiful vessel of our lives when we submit to Him, His breaking, pounding, reshaping and firing process are the struggles and trials in life. Each pain is orchestrated by Him, from a heart of love, as He makes and transforms us. He also, as a Master Craftsman, knows exactly how much we can handle, in each stage of the process. So glad HE never gives up on us, no matter our imperfection! He gently picks up the broken pieces, time and again, starts anew, forming us until we become what He designed for us to be. Jeremiah "18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. 18:3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it...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..."
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Romans 9:20-21 "...Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?"
Found really neat lesson on this subject where he talks through the analogy while making pottery, very powerful!
This song also puts it beautifully: