by Pastor Mark Jordan
“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” (Isaiah, 64:8, NIV)
I have never made pottery. I’ve seen it done in video and movies, so the best I have is a basic-at-best understanding. As I think about it, however, that can be the perfect place to start.
Life can be crazy, can’t it? We might have a perception in our mind’s eye about how it could/should/would go, but in the end, our knowledge of life is basic-at-best. That’s why we need the perspective of someone who knows more, and can see more, than you or I ever could. Enter God.
Today’s verse describes a familiar image of God as the potter, molding and shaping our lives like clay. We might feel we know what we’re going to be at the beginning of the process, or even half-way through, but we cannot see the final outcome while we are under construction…God knows, though. God is in the business of making masterpieces, and as your Heavenly Father, He ONLY wants the best for you.
Whether you feel brittle or malleable right now, your life is in God’s holy hand. He is your Heavenly Father, and wants to mold your life into a masterpiece. Limited sight and perspective prohibits us from seeing our end results in the midst of the process, but Scripture tells us we know how the story ends. So, trust God…He knows what He’s doing.
Prayer: Dear Lord, my life is in your hand. Forgive me for the times when I allow my lack of knowledge or perspective to impede my faith. I place it all in your holy hands, and submit my life to become the masterpiece you always intended me to be. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.