Chunks of Clay, Never Finished


Dear Pieces of Pottery,

“Watching a marvelous film about the ocean depths       
I felt a huge desire
to help the fish
understand how lucky they are
to live immersed
in so much splendor.
Imagine then my thirst
to cry to men, my brothers,
that we live—immersed coming and going ,
swimming to and fro—
not in oceans but in God godself! “
--Dom Helder Camera
“A Thousand Reasons For Living”

Jeremiah is instructed in chapter 18’s opening words to go over to the potter's house and watch him work.  “The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potters hand, and he reworked it into another vessel that seemed good to him.” (Jeremiah 18:4).

God the master artist is at work in you and upon you every moment.  Where you have flaws the creator is reworking you in God's hands to form you anew in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). Each person is a chunk of clay in process, never finished. However, at every stage of life there is inherent beauty held by the pot that is you, as well as a function. You hold living waters (John 4:14) only your precious vase can pour upon the world.

Indeed how lucky we are to be ” immersed in so much splendor…” the very God whose hands formed us into masterpieces.

Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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