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. Jeremiah 18:4 (KJV)
Have you ever seen clay before it becomes a bowl or vase? Clay is an earthy material, thicker and slimier than mud. But in a potter’s hands, it’s the beginning of something beautiful. This relationship between the potter and the clay resembles our relationship with God. Before we know God, we are like a pile of unmolded clay. When we yield to God’s leading, He gives our life value and purpose, the same way a potter gives clay value and purpose
It is good to know that God does not only forgive our sins. He forgives and then transforms the sinner into a saint. Our merciful and gracious God is a master specialist in picking stuff others would past over unnoticed, and turn them into the centre of attraction. God can bring out treasure out of a trash. He is good and specializes in making “it” (that which others called marred) again into another vessel (a delightful treasure).
Today, God is rewriting the story of your life, He will bring beauty in the place of ugliness! Like it was for Elizabeth, wherever you have been called barren, God is bringing fruitfulness. Our Lord and savior Jesus Christ is the greatest transformer, and He is in the business of picking discarded vessels and bringing a meaning out of their lives and circumstances. We see God picking a worthless peace of Earth and making it a beautiful piece of art. This would be the story of your life. As marred and battered as you are, just stay in His hands. He will make you again another.
I Declare: As clay in the hands of the potter, so am I in the hands of God. Today, He is molding me into the image He wants me to be and He won’t stop untill I look just like Him.
Ignite Thought: God is a master potter, we would never be marred beyond His mending hands.