March 1, 2020
A VISIT TO THE POTTER’S HOUSE
The Old Testament Parable of the Potter and the Clay is essentially a picture or illustration of how God works in our lives. In this parable the clay actually represented the people of Judah, but this representation can also be applied to you and I. Clay has no value in and of itself; but it can become something of great value if it is placed in the right hands. Nobody can calculate the potential of a life that has been touched by the Lord’s hands. Let’s take a trip with Jeremiah down to the potter’s house. As we stand in the doorway looking in, we see a craftsman sitting in front of two parallel stone wheels that are joined by a shaft. The potter is turning the bottom wheel with his feet and working a lump of clay on the top wheel. The potter is transforming a simple lump of clay into a useful vessel. As we think about how God deals with us, there are some of the lessons we can take from this visual of the potter working with the clay. First, the potter’s work on the wheel illustrates the fact that:
Our lives are in the hands of Someone who genuinely values us.
God shapes our lives with a vision in mind.
Real transformation results only from the Master’s molding ministry.