One particular verse in Isaiah has long captured my imagination: ‘And yet, O Lord, you are our Father.  We are the clay and you are the Potter.  We are all formed by your hand.’

Jeremiah was a prophet of God.  At one time in his life he told the story of how God told him to ‘go down to the shop where clay pots and jars are made and I will talk to you there.  I did as He told, and found the potter working at his wheel.  But the jar that he was forming didn’t turn out as he wished, so he kneaded it into a lump and started again.  Then the Lord said:   “As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand”.

I came across a lovely article that describes how potters feel about their work.  “Many potters describe their labour of love as ‘spiritual’.  They claim that you have to be one with the clay.  This art form is about patience and passion.  Out of a simple lump of earth, the master potter lovingly guides skillful hands, the potter’s wheel complies, the clay yields, takes shape and character and a masterpiece is born”.

Isn’t that a wonderful description of God?  He is patient with us and passionate about us, and His skillful hands are continually guiding us.

Extract from All God’s Stones



About Noelene

I am a child of God's. I am also a writer. Mother Teresa once said "I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world". My objective is to be one of God's love letters to the world. I can only achieve this through His grace at work in my life.
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7 Responses to WE ARE THE CLAY

  1. Happy to meet you Noelene! 🙂

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  3. rita sue says:

    Thank you, Noelene, I loved this word. Yes, he is so amazing to behold and it’s so wonderful that he calls us his masterpieces! I think we all need to hear that more!

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  4. rita sue says:

    Amen, me too! He never ceases to amaze me! I came to your reply on this blog about masterpieces and then went to my facebook page and found this..Ephesians 2:10
    For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago…..Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift, Noelene!

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