The Potter’s Clay

The Potter’s Clay

Each one of us a miraculous, wondrous and mysterious work of God. It is praised by the psalmist in Psalms 139:14 that God also made us- you – fearfully. He has made us in His image and for a unique purpose, and each to their own. Sometimes we can never figure out why we are here. Guess what? We may never know why. Who are we to question the pure perfection and love that we were created with?

We rarely see ourselves in the pure light of love that our Maker God sees us in. It is difficult to loves one’s self like this. But as an artist that has dabbled in pottery before, I can tell you that clay has a mind of it’s own. It needs guidance on the potter’s wheel, direction or it will just flop and collapse into itself. In the same way, Our Heavenly Father steers us, so we don’t self-implode- destroy ourselves from the inside. He tries to keep our spirit safe and protect us from ourselves.

And then there is free will… another day another story. But  maybe “fearfully” made refers to the fact we do have fee will and God fears what all may happen to us in our lives because of this freedom to choose or path – even if this path is the not-as-good decision. God wants only what is best for us, just like a potter wants their lump of wet, cold mushy clay to become the most beautiful and durable bowl ever. God wants this for each and every one of us.

So next time you want to question why God din’t make you good enough, strong enough, pretty enough, talented enough, ask yourself, “Dare I question perfection from God?” Who am I? I’m the child of the King! That’s who I am.”

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