Today’s Scripture readings: Psalm 101, 109, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Romans 8:1-11, John 6:27-40
Today’s writer: Briana Pitt
“So I went down to the potter’s house and I saw him working at the wheel. But the
pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it
into another pot, shaping it as it seemed best to him. “
“Oh house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord.
“Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel”.
-Jeremiah 18:3, 4, & 6
When we submit our lives to Jesus, he takes our marred selves and transforms us.
All of our brokenness, wounding, disappointments, and imperfections are not lost.
They are used to create something beautiful…if we will let Him.
The video below is a compelling portrayal of this scripture and watching it helped
me understand that this scripture is really about God’s love; His love that envelops,
protects, and guides us toward Him and toward wholeness.
*Not sure if the song choice is actually pertinent, but the images are powerful.
No doubt, when we allow God to shape and mold our hearts according to His
design, there will be pressure and discomfort at times. He will rarely let us become
comfortable, because He cares more about our hearts than our comfort. All the
while, however, His hands are covering us. He is our protector, watching over us
and walking with us through the dark and joyful places. And he knows us. Better
even, than we know ourselves. He’s creating and molding each of us into something
beautiful. HE can see the end result. We can’t see it, but we can trust His vision is
greater—wiser—better than our own.
Thanks so much for the video! when I read this passage this morning I was thinking about the “uncomfortable” process of being molded. But in watching the video I found myself thinking of the grace of God that He is willing to get His hands into the mess of my life–and make something out of it!