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The Potter's Care

The Potter's Care
Jeremiah 18:1-6.

Have you ever broken or scratched something which is not easily replaceable? I have - my tablet. I had hit it against the wall, and it sustained a scratch just below the volume buttons. This scratch, although little, was annoying for days. I wished it wasn't there. But sometimes, there are things more worrying than a little scratch on a tablet.

In the passage, Jeremiah visits a Potter's house and sees the potter shaping the "marred" clay with his hands, "carefully forming it into another pot" (v4). He reminds us that God is a skillful potter, we are the clay. And in His sovereignty, He can use what He creates to both destroy evil and create beauty in us.

Our Potter is also Our Father (Isaiah 64:8). In His sovereignty and love, He picks up our broken pieces, our mistakes, whatever we entrust into His hands, and reshapes them into something beautiful - something He delights in and works with. (Ephesians 2:10)

Reflect & Pray
What comfort can you find in knowing that the Potter can reshape your broken pieces into something new? What would you entrust into The Potter's care today?
Father, You are the Potter, we are the clay, remind us to always come to You believing that You can make all things new, amen.

God bless you exceedingly,
Sam.

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